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  • Playwright

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Notes

    Presented in French under the original title of 'Fin de Partie'.

  • Synopsis

    Hamm, who is blind and unable to walk, and Clov, Hamm's servant, occupy 'a bare interior'. Nagg and Nell, Hamm's parents, are in dustbins in a corner, and sometimes pop up to talk. Clov looks out of the two small windows with a telescope. The world outside seems dead and grey. Daily rituals are performed ad nauseam. Hamm and Clov repeatedly discuss whether or not Clov will leave, and why he stays.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    03 April 1957

  • Production Notes

    Followed by the premiere of 'Act without Words', played and directed by Deryk Mendel, music by John Beckett.
  • Producer

    Produced by The Royal Court Theatre

  • Original Venue

    The Royal Court Theatre

Original Cast  
Hamm Roger Blin
Clov Jean Martin
Nagg Georges Adet
Nell Christine Tsingos
Production Team  
Director Roger Blin
Decor by Jacques Noel

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    Adaptation 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

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Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published playscript and other printed material.