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Not I


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    Samuel Beckett 

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    Stage in darkness but for MOUTH, upstage audience right, about 8 feet above stage level.
    AUDITOR, downstage audience left, tall standing figure, sex undeterminable, enveloped from head to foot in loose black djellaba

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    An actress is seated on stage with just her mouth spot-lit. The mouth delivers a long stream of consciousness. Evasion is the principle theme, as is highlighted by Beckett's note to the text in which the mouth's chief endeavour throughout the play is a 'vehement refusal to relinquish the third person'. The mouth undergoes a desperate struggle to avoid saying 'I', marked by four moments of crisis in which her monologue becomes a question and answer with an inner voice not heard by the audience.

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna


  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


  • Eolas Faoin bhFoireann

    The writer has specified that the sex of the auditor character be undeterminable.

Céad Léiriú

  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    September 1972

  • Nótaí faoin Léiriú

    First produced by the Forum Theater, the Lincoln Center, New York.
  • Leiriú

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

  • Nótaí faoin Ionad

    First performed at the Forum Theater, the Lincoln Center, New York.

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Mouth Jessica Tandy

Scripteanna Foilsithe

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    Samuel Beckett: The Complete Dramatic Works

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    Faber and Faber

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Foinse Eolais

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