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  • Drámadóir

    Samuel Beckett 

  • Nótaí

    Written in French.

  • Achoimre

    Catastrophe features a theatre director and his assistant arranging a protagonist, who stands on a black block submitting to their direction. 'D', the director, wears a fur coat and matching toque (a kind of hat) and smokes a fat cigar. He has only a short amount of time to devote to the rehearsal, as he must go to a caucus meeting. 'A', the assistant, behaves with humility and alacrity, though she carefully wipes D's armchair before she can relax in it. She has frequent recourse to her pad and pencil. Luke, the offstage lighting man, remains invisible throughout. 'D' gets a 'storm of applause' for his creation but the brief existence of the protagonist ('P') ends as a skull: '… raises his head, fixes the audience. The applause falters, dies.'

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe


  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    First produced at the Avignon Festival, France.
  • Leiriú

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Foireann Léirithe  
Stiúrthóir Stephen Meldbegg

Scripteanna Foilsithe

  • Teideal

    Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works

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The information for this entry was taken from 'Samuel Beckett: Collected Plays' (Faber and Faber, 1986) and from various other sources.