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  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Notes

    Written in English

  • Synopsis

    In Rockaby, an old woman dressed in a black evening dress rocks herself in a rocking chair while listening to her own recorded voice. The story tells of the character's seeking for another 'a little like' herself, in the outside world. The search ends as all the blinds are drawn and complete darkness descends.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production


  • Production Notes

    First produced at the Center for Theater Research, Buffalo, New York.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

Original Cast  
Woman and Voice Billie Whitelaw
Production Team  
Director Alan Schneider

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

  • Phone

    + 44 (0) 20 7396 6600

  • Email


  • Website


Source Of Information

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