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Footfalls

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Notes

    Written in English.

  • Synopsis

    May, wrapped in tatters, paces back and forth engaging in conversation with the disembodied voice of her mother. In the second scene, May's voice becomes subsumed into her mother's. She paces ever more slowly as the play progresses, and the light dims, so that by the fourth and final scene there is no trace of her.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female

    1

  • Cast Notes

    The recorded voice of Mother is also required.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
May Billie Whitelaw
Production Team  
Director Samuel Beckett

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    The Estate of Samuel Beckett

  • Address

    c/o Curtis Brown Haymarket House, 28/29 Haymarket,
    London SW1Y 4SP
    England

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 20 7396 6600

  • Email

    cb@curtisbrown.co.uk

  • Website

    http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk/

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from 'Samuel Beckett: Collected Plays' (Faber and Faber, 1986).