'Echo's Bones' by Samuel Beckett

'Echo's Bones' by Samuel Beckett

ECHO’S BONES

by Samuel Beckett

Faber, $39.99 hb, 143 pp, 9780571246380

Mark Byron

Mark Byron

Mark Byron is Senior Lecturer in Modern British and American Literature at the University of Sydney. He teaches and publishes across

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It is a theatrical truism that Samuel Beckett remains good box office: the Sydney Theatre Company recently announced its intention to take the 2013 production of Waiting for Godot to the Barbican in 2015, with the original cast. Another truism – adapted from a remark once made by Edward Albee – is that at any moment a Beckett production occurs somewhere in the world. The centenary of his birth in 2006 gave renewed focus to this sustained interest in Beckett’s work, but the Blue Angel/Gate Theatre Beckett on Film Project of 2001 and James Knowlson’s authorised biography of 1996, Damned to Fame, helped set the tone for this new wave of popularity.

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Published in November 2014, no. 366

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