Beckett Night

Introduction to a celebration of playwright Samuel Beckett, marking the centenary of his birth.

Including newly recorded versions of three of his greatest works.

Presented by Robbie Meredith.

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20060409

Introduction to a celebration of playwright Samuel Beckett, marking the centenary of his birth.

Including newly recorded versions of three of his greatest works.

Presented by Robbie Meredith.

20060409

Introduction to a celebration of playwright Samuel Beckett, marking the centenary of his birth.

Including newly recorded versions of three of his greatest works.

Presented by Robbie Meredith.

Beckett And His Actors20060409

Famously reticent about explaining the meaning of his plays, Beckett found other ways to inspire actors, and was one of the most unusual and particular directors of his time.

Stephen Rea, who himself worked with Beckett, takes a close-up look at the mind of the playwright.

Beckett's most celebrated interpreters, including Billie Whitelaw and Sir Peter Hall, share their memories of working with one of the greatest figures in 20th Century theatre.

Beckett And His Actors20060409

Famously reticent about explaining the meaning of his plays, Beckett found other ways to inspire actors, and was one of the most unusual and particular directors of his time.

Stephen Rea, who himself worked with Beckett, takes a close-up look at the mind of the playwright.

Beckett's most celebrated interpreters, including Billie Whitelaw and Sir Peter Hall, share their memories of working with one of the greatest figures in 20th Century theatre.

Embers20060409

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the centenary of playwright Samuel Beckett's birth.

Henry sits on the strand haunted by the sound of the sea.

He conjures up voices, evocations, stories and sounds from his past as he tries to drown out the inescapable presence of the sea.

Henry....Michael Gambon

Ada....Sinead Cusack

Addie....Carly Baker

The Music Master....Alvaro Lucchesi

The Riding Master....Rupert Graves

Maebh Martin (piano)

Arranger Neil Martin.

Director Stephen Rea.

Producer Stephen Wright.

Embers20060409

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the centenary of playwright Samuel Beckett's birth.

Henry sits on the strand haunted by the sound of the sea.

He conjures up voices, evocations, stories and sounds from his past as he tries to drown out the inescapable presence of the sea.

Henry....Michael Gambon

Ada....Sinead Cusack

Addie....Carly Baker

The Music Master....Alvaro Lucchesi

The Riding Master....Rupert Graves

Maebh Martin (piano)

Arranger Neil Martin.

Director Stephen Rea.

Producer Stephen Wright.

Krapp's Last Tape20060409

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the centenary of playwright Samuel Beckett's birth.

On his 69th birthday, Krapp sits down to record a tape as he has done every year.

Krapp....Corin Redgrave

Directors Polly Thomas and Carrie Rooney.

Krapp's Last Tape20060409

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the centenary of playwright Samuel Beckett's birth.

On his 69th birthday, Krapp sits down to record a tape as he has done every year.

Krapp....Corin Redgrave

Directors Polly Thomas and Carrie Rooney.

Not I20060409

Beckett's short monologue for a woman's voice, performed by Juliet Stephenson.

Not I20060409

Beckett's short monologue for a woman's voice, performed by Juliet Stephenson.