Samuel Beckett: Three Plays
Eh Joe

1988, 20 min, B&W


1988, 31 min., B&W


1988, 18 min., B&W

Joe: Klaus Herm
Voice: Billie Whitelaw
May: Billie Whitelaw
Voice: Christine Collins
Woman and Voice:
Billie Whitelaw

Produced with the assistance of Beckett himself, this trio of plays from 1988 all feature Billie Whitelaw. Unfortunately, the collection is priced for academia, and not the common viewer. Films for the Humanities & Sciences provides the following commentary:

Filmed only a year before Samuel Beckett’s death in 1989, these special studio recordings of "Eh Joe," "Footfalls," and "Rockaby" -- brief, concentrated, and pared down to the absolute essentials, even to the exclusion of color -- are the definitive productions, made in collaboration with the Nobel Laureate himself and featuring his favorite and most-trusted actress, Billie Whitelaw. Together these plays explore the themes of consciousness and self-image, in Beckett’s inimitable style.

Ordering Information

Samuel Beckett: Three Plays
Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2000 VHS, $149.95
(Rental: $75.00)

Additional Information

FHS "Three Plays" Page -- The entry for Samuel Beckett: Three Plays at the Films for the Humanities & Sciences homepage.

--Allen B. Ruch
6 March 2003

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