The Complete Dramatic Works Hardcover – Illustrated, 14 Apr 1986
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The Complete Dramatic Works of Samuel Beckett is an authoritative edition of the plays, for both theatre and radio - from Waiting for Godot to Endgame - of the Nobel Prize-winner Samuel Beckett. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906. He was educated at Portora Royal School and Trinity College, Dublin, where he graduated in 1927. His made his poetry debut in 1930 with Whoroscope and followed it with essays and two novels before World War Two. He wrote one of his most famous plays, Waiting for Godot, in 1949 but it wasn't published in English until 1954. Waiting for Godot brought Beckett international fame and firmly established him as a leading figure in the Theatre of the Absurd. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1961. Beckett continued to write prolifically for radio, TV and the theatre until his death in 1989. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
You had the good idea of bringing together all the dramatic works of this brilliant author. You are generally able to produce a solid, tight paperback book (see the FF poetry volumes, for instance). What on earth possessed you to produce precisely this important and useful in edition in such an appallingly low quality? It is downright laughable, you can hardly open the book without another page falling out of it. Please make amends, soon.
In the meantime, I recommend everybody out there who cares enough about Beckett to be interested in his complete plays to buy the box-set of the Grove Centenary edition in paperback. That is, I grant you, a more expensive item to purchase, but by no means unreasonably so, and it will get you four nice volumes with Beckett's novels, shorter prose, and plays, but more importantly, the books won't fall apart in your hands.
Just thought I'd contribute because the bad reviews almost put me off from buying and I'm now glad I did. While I can see where they're coming from, I think they're exaggerating slightly.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this second hand, but overall it was a great book and a good read.
Unfortunately, although I knew the book was second hand, but I didn't expect the book to have been... Read more
Today I read in its entirety, Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." An intriguing read. Left with the feeling of what the hell was going on.Published 21 months ago by david murphy
This surpassed expectations. The book was polythene wrapped in a secure, bubble wrap envelope, promptly, and I am relishing it.Published on 21 Aug. 2014 by Ignas bednarczyk
As an object, has no remarkable features, it's a nice format, not too big a book, good sized font, but it has all of Beckett's dramatic works, which was the point.Published on 21 Dec. 2013 by Orlando Castro