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What Where


  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Notes

    Written in English.

  • Synopsis

    In What Where, four characters appear at intervals, all dressed in the same long grey gown with the same long grey hair. Bam controls and interrogates the others, sending them off 'to confess' to an unnamed crime. A seasonal cycle from spring to winter passes in the course of the play, with Bam repeating the same questions and actions.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    15 June 1983

  • Production Notes

    First produced at the Harold Clurman Theatre, New York.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

Original Cast  
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).