George Craig et al. (eds): The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume II

A rounded portrait of Samuel Beckett

Michael Morley


The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Volume II: 1941–1956
edited by George Craig et al.
Cambridge University Press, $59.95 hb, 886 pp, 9780521867948


In a 2009 interview linked to his production of Endgame in which he played Clov, the actor–director Simon McBurney observed that ‘nearly all theatre colleagues I meet have a Beckett story’. My own (second-hand) favourite Beckett story, told me by the Brecht scholar and former deputy editor of the Times Literary Supplement John Willett, might seem too drolly apposite to be true: but he assured me that it was.

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Published in May 2012, no. 341
Michael Morley

Michael Morley

Michael Morley is Emeritus Professor of Drama at Flinders University. He has written theatre and music reviews and articles for a variety of publications, including Theatre Australia, the National Times, The Australian, the Australian Financial Review, Opera News (New York), the Kurt Weill Newsletter, the Sondheim Review, the Adelaide Review, and Australian Book Review. He has also contributed translations for the English edition of the collected poems of Alfred Brendel.

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