Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, essayist

Biography: Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Source/Notes: The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett (2012 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571300198
Source/Notes: Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (2012 edition), Faber & Faber - ISBN: 9780571297016
Source/Notes: I Can't Go On, I'll Go On: A Samuel Beckett Reader (2007 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802198402
Source/Notes: Waiting for Godot: Tragicomedy in 2 Acts (1982 edition), Grove Press - ISBN: 9780802130341

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Source/Notes: As quoted in The Essential Samuel Beckett: An Illustrated Biography, by Enoch Brater (revised edition, 2003) ISBN 0-500-28411-3, p.75
Samuel Beckett

“It means what it says.”

- Samuel Beckett

Source/Notes: Said about Waiting for Godot, from Jonathan Croall, The Coming of Godot (2005) ISBN 1-840-02595-6, p.91

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