Samuel Beckett's Radio Plays  

Music of the Absurd

by Stefan-Brook Grant

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Primary Sources

Radio Plays by Beckett

Beckett, Samuel, All That Fall, in The Complete Dramatic Works, Faber and Faber, London 1990.

---, Cascando, in The Complete Dramatic Works.

---, Embers, in The Complete Dramatic Works.

---, Rough for Radio I, in The Complete Dramatic Works.

---, Rough for Radio II, in The Complete Dramatic Works.

---, Words and Music, in The Complete Dramatic Works.

Radio Plays by Other Authors

Cooper, Giles, The Disagreeable Oyster, in Six Plays for Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, London 1966.

---, Under the Loofah Tree, in Six Plays for Radio.

Guthrie, Tyrone, Squirrel's Cage and Other Microphone Plays, Cobden and Sanderson, London 1931.

Hughes, Richard, Danger, in Plays, Chatto and Windus, London 1966.

MacNeice, Louis, The Dark Tower and Other Radio Plays, Faber and Faber, London 1947.

Orton, Joe, The Ruffian on the Stair, in The Complete Plays, Methuen Drama, London 1995.

Thomas, Dylan, Under Milk Wood, Everyman's Library, London 1991.

Secondary Sources

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--- (ed.), The Norton Anthology of English Literature, vol. 1, 5th ed., W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York 1986.

Acheson, James, Stage, Screen and Radio: Not I, Film and All That Fall, in Samuel Beckett's Artistic Theory and Practice: Criticism, Drama and Early Fiction, MacMillan Press Ltd., London 1997.

Alpaugh, David, J., The Symbolic Structure of All That Fall, in Modern Drama, Dec. 1966.

Apel, Willi and Daniel, Ralph T., The Harvard Brief History of Music, Pocket Books, New York 1961.

Arden, John, Three Plays, Penguin Books Ltd., Middlesex 1964.

Ash, William, The Way to Write Radio Drama, Elm Tree Books, London 1987.

D'Auba?e, Gabriel, Waiting for Beckett, in Trace, no. 42, Summer 1961.

Ayer, A.J., Language, Truth and Logic, Pelican Books Ltd., Middlesex 1972.

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Beckett, Samuel, The Complete Dramatic Works, Faber and Faber, London 1990.

---, For to End Yet Again and Other Fizzles, John Calder, London 1976.

---, How It Is, Calder and Boyars, London 1972.

---, Imagination Dead Imagine, Calder and Boyars, London 1965.

---, Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, Calder and Boyars, London 1966.

---, More Pricks Than Kicks, Calder & Boyars, London 1970.

---, Murphy, Calder Publications Ltd., 1993.

---, Watt, John Calder, London 1963.

Beckett, Samuel, and Duthuit, Georges, Proust/Three Dialogues, John Calder, London 1965.

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Bergson, Henri, Laughter, in Corrigan, Robert W. (ed.), Comedy: Meaning and Form, Chandler Publishing Company, New York 1965.

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---, Samuel Beckett and the Art of Broadcasting, in Encounter, Sept. 1975.

---, The Theatre of the Absurd, Penguin, London 1991.

Fletcher, Beryl S., Fletcher, John, Smith, Barry, and Bachem, Walter, A Student's Guide to the Plays of Samuel Beckett, Faber & Faber, London 1978.

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Forster, E.M., Aspects of the Novel, Penguin Books, London 1978.

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---, (ed.), Radio Theatre, MacDonald & Co., London 1946.

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---, 31/10/97.

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---, (ed.), Radio Literature Conference Papers 1977, University of Durham, Durham 1978.

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---, Persons from Porlock and Other Plays for Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, London 1969.

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---, Great Irish Short Stories, ABACUS, London 1992.

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---, Plays: One, The Master Playwrights, Methuen, London 1981.

---, Plays: Three, Faber & Faber, London 1991.

---, Plays: Two, The Master Playwrights, Methuen, London 1983.

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---, The Elements of Drama, Cambridge University Press, London 1960.

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