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Book Description
facsimiles of letters from Beckett and Buckminster Fuller regarding the proposed theatre, wishes of support from OUP, Blackwell’s, the Holywell Press and John Calder printed against a gold background, very faint vertical crease throughout,
Dealer Notes
Scarce. A glimpse at what might have been – an ambitious proposal for an experimental theatre in Oxford to be named after Samuel Beckett and designed by R. Buckminster Fuller, the project conceived in 1967 by Francis Warner of St Peter’s College (in whose grounds the theatre was to be situated). This ‘Beckett Evening’ is produced by Warner, with appearances by Patrick Magee, Richard Harris, Huw Wheldon, Wolf Mankowitz, et al. – with Buckminster Fuller present, but Beckett himself not. The evening featured the UK premiere of his play ‘Breath’, a screening of ‘Film’, and various pieces relating to Beckett’s life and work – including nods to Joyce (Siobhan McKenna performs as Molly Bloom) and Yeats.
Despite the consent of Beckett and the support of various eminent figures, both literary and from the wider cultural sphere, the project now exists only in the form of a Trust to promote innovation in the field of the dramatic arts.
Author [Beckett (Samuel)]
Date [1970]
Binding original stapled wrappers with photos of Beckett and Buckminster Fuller to front and rear respectively
Publisher Oxford Playhouse
Condition very minor rubbing and bottom corner a little creased, sliver of adhesive residue to margin of front, very good
Pages pp. [8], 4to

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