Waiting for Godot (running time: 2 hours). Not I (running time: 14 minutes).Rough for Theatre I (running time: 20 minutes). Ohio Impromptu (running time: 12 minutes).
Krapp's Last Tape (running time: 58 minutes). What Where (running time: 12 minutes). Footfalls (running time: 28 minutes). Come and Go (running time: 8 minutes).
Act Without Words I (running time: 16 minutes). Happy Days (running time: 1 hour 19 minutes). Catastrophe (running time: 7 minutes). Rough for Theatre II (running time: 30 minutes).
Breath (running time: 45 seconds). That Time (running time: 20 minutes). Endgame (running time: 1 hour 24 minutes). Act Without Words II (running time: 11 minutes). A Piece of Monologue (running time: 20 minutes).Play (running time: 16 minutes). Rockaby (running time: 14 minutes).
Plus a 52 minute Documentary on the making of the Beckett on Film Project. Color and Black & White. The hugely ambitious Beckett on Film project gathered together 19 different directors to turn the 19 stage works written by Samuel Beckett into films. The range is vast--from the 45-second Breath to the two hours of his most famous play, Waiting for Godot--but all the works reflect Beckett's penetrating obsessions with memory, regret, and the simple, excruciating experience of being. Not every film succeeds--like all great theater, Beckett's plays demand interaction with a live audience to express their full intent--and though scholars tout Beckett's every word as genius, several works are slight (Catastrophe, Ohio Impromptu, or What Where will leave many viewers unimpressed).
But all the plays feature Beckett's uniquely distilled language; the greatest of them--including Waiting for Godot (in which two tramps pass the time while they wait for someone who may never come), Endgame (in which a blind man and his lame servant bicker and joke as the world declines), and Play (in which a love triangle is bitterly recalled by two women and a man in urns)--are astonishing in both their potent humor and piercing grief. Though Beckett's stature drew in an impressive array of directors (including Anthony Minghella, Patricia Rozema, and Neil Jordan) and actors (including Jeremy Irons, Julianne Moore, Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott-Thomas, Michael Gambon, and John Gielgud), some of the finest work comes from relative unknowns. But the gem of the collection is Krapp's Last Tape, about an old man revisiting his life through recordings he has made throughout his years. It's the perfect marriage of text, actor (the incomparable John Hurt), and director (Atom Egoyan, The Sweet Hereafter); in their hands, the play spins from deeply funny to deeply sad, all with only the slightest dim of the light in Hurt's eyes. 10 hours and 47 minutes.Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Box set, Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen. English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo). ActorsBarry McGovern, Johnny Murphy, Alan Stanford, Stephen Brennan, Sam McGovern. Please see pictures for additional details. I took pictures to capture the different parts of the items. The item "Beckett On Film 4-DVD Set 19 Films x 19 Directors (Region All Free) plus Booklet" is in sale since Sunday, June 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Movies & TV\DVDs & Blu-ray Discs". The seller is "thebestsecondchance" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.