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Eh Joe

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Typed manuscript, 4pp., of “Eh Joe. A Piece for Television,” with some autograph corrections and revisions. The title page is marked in red ink, in Beckett’s hand, “TS 3 / I.”


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Photocopy of typed manuscript, 4pp., of “Eh Joe. A Piece for Television.”

The autographic notations (direction for performance) in an unidentified hand are presumably Jack MacGowran’s, as this script appears, on the basis of internal evidence (and provenance), to be MacGowran’s rehearsal copy. The title page bears a manuscript note “Giacometti tree from Serreau.” The sculptor Alberto Giacometti had “made” a tree for the 1961 Godot revival at the Odéon.

The verso of each of the five sheets has, in the same hand, notes about and quotations from some of Beckett’s works. On the verso of the title page are notes apparently made for the recording of an LP album based on “End of Day” and arranged by Claddagh Records, an Irish firm founded by Gareth Brown.


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Photocopy of the typed production script of “Beginning to End. An Anthology of the Works of Samuel Beckett Adapted by Jack MacGowran,” 49pp., (New York: Shakespeare Festival, 1970?). Includes autograph additions, deletions, and revisions. Inscribed by Jack MacGowran to John Kobler, September 1971.

This revised version of “Beginning to End” is composed of passages from Malone Dies, Embers, Echo’s Bones, Molloy, Cascando, Waiting for Godot, Watt, Words and Music, Krapp’s Last Tape, Endgame and The Unnamable.


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Autograph manuscript of Breath (with one autograph deletion), 1p. Signed and dated by Beckett, “Paris May 69.”