Samuel Beckett Radio Plays
     
   

  CASCANDO
   
(Written in 1963)


This production includes an original score by William Kraft. In the play, an Opener (Fred Neumann) "opens" and "closes" two characters: Voice (Alvin Epstein) desperately promises "this time" to tell a story he can finish; and Music (Speculum Musicae conducted by Mr. Kraft), equally struggles to create a finished composition. The play increases in intensity and you'll have to tune in to find out if they manage to finish or not.

Produced with a documentary about the play itself which features interviews with the actors performing the the series, as well as with Beckett scholars.

PRODUCTION ORGANIZATIONS: Voices International, New York, NY, and WDR, Cologne, Germany
YEAR PRODUCED: 1989
DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Everett C. Frost
DOCUMENTARY PRODUCER: Charles Potter
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Faith Wilding
RECORDING AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERS: Mike Moran, Tony May, Stephen Erickson
HOST: Henry Strozier
CAST: Fred Neumann, Alvin Epstein
COMMENTARY: Alvin Epstein, William Kraft, Thomas Bishop, Porter Abbot
COMPOSER: William Kraft
MUSIC: Speculum Musicae, conducted by William Kraft

FORMAT: Compact disk (60:00)
1 CD: drama (18:00); documentary (12:00); discussion by Beckett scholars (30:00)

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 
   
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