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“Cascando. Invention radiophonique pour musique et voix” in L’VII, No. 13 and 14, 3 April 1963. Signed by Beckett.

This is the first printing of Cascando, which Beckett wrote in French. This play for radio was first broadcast over the French national network program “France Culture” on 13 October 1963, with Roger Blin and Jean Martin. It contains music by Marcel Mihalovici.


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“Cascando,” translated from the French by the author, in Evergreen Review, Vol. VII, No. 30, May-June 1963.

This is the first printing in English of the radio play Cascando, which was broadcast in the BBC Third Programme on 6 October 1964 under the direction of Donald McWhinnie, with Patrick Magee as the Voice and Denys Hawthorne as the Opener. Music by Marcel Mihalovici.


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Cascando and Other Short Dramatic Pieces (New York: Grove Press, 1968). Inscribed by Beckett to John Kobler, February 1970.

The first American edition of Cascando also includes Words and Music, Eh Joe, Play, Come and Go, and Film.

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