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Pre-publication radio script for Words and Music.

Stock Code 109267

UK, [n.p.], 1962

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Rare unrecorded Samuel Beckett item.

A pre-publication script for Beckett's Words and Music, a radio play in one act for two voices, produced by Michael Bakewell, with music by John Beckett, the author's cousin. The script references dates between Saturday, 8th September 1962 and Monday, 10th September 1962 for rehearsals and recording at Studio Langham. The two-man cast was headlined by Patrick Magee as Words and Felix Felton as Croak.

The play was originally recorded and broadcast on the BBC Third Programme on 13th November 1962, first appearing in print in the November-December 1962 issue of Evergreen Review. It was considered by Beckett critic Hugh Kenner as arguably the most moving work ever done for radio, and Vivian Mercier praised it as one of Beckett's most powerful works along with Cascando.

First edition; 6 foolscap sheets, stapled once at top left corner, printed on both recto and verso; light spotting to edges, 3 horizontal folds; very good.
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