All That Fall....1957
A play for radio by Samuel Beckett
Mrs Rooney (Maddy), an old lady - Mary O'Farrell
Extract from Schubert's String Quartet No.14 'Death and the Maiden', D810, second movement, performed by the London String Quartet
From an Abandoned Work....1957
Spoken by Patrick Magee
UNDER THE LOOFAH TREE....1958
A simple fable of a man having a bath, but within this framework the author concentrates a pungent assessment of certain contemporary beliefs - a curiously touching but merciless scrutiny of a certain kind of human being. He uses every shorthand device of imaginative radio to paint a man's life, his aspirations, and his will to survive. This is forty-five minutes of highly distilled experience crystallised into a sound - complex: words, rhythms, evocative noises, fused into a kind of musical score which constantly stimulates the ear and the imagination. ....taken from some remarks written by Donald McWhinnie in his introduction to a volume of Giles Cooper's plays, published by the BBC in 1966. See Giles Cooper's page for more information about his plays.
Henry - Jack MacGowran
Voice - Patrick Magee
Embers Beckett Festival ....1999
6 Sep 99, R3. Martin Esslin introduces the first of three programmes dedicated to the radio plays of Samuel Beckett. 1. `Embers'. Henry sits on a beach looking back on his life. He dwells on failed relationships, fragments of stories - anything to shut out the sound of the sea. With Jack MacGowan, Kathleen Michael, Kathleen Helme and Patrick Magee. Cicely Hoye (piano), director Donald McWhinnie.
A Samuel Beckett Double Bill Beckett Festival ....1999
7 Sep 99. Martin Esslin introduces the second of three programmes dedicated to the radio plays of Samuel Beckett. 2. `Cascando'. With Patrick Magee and Denys Hawthorne. Directed by Donald McWhinnie. `Rough for Radio'. With Harold Pinter, Billie Whitelaw, Patrick Magee and Michael Deacon. Directed by Martin Esslin.
compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website
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