'Encore Magazine' (Samuel Barclay Beckett)

1 portrait of Samuel Beckett

'Encore Magazine' (Samuel Barclay Beckett), by Jerry Bauer, 1962 - NPG x136874 - © Lebrecht Music & Arts

© Lebrecht Music & Arts

'Encore Magazine' (Samuel Barclay Beckett)

by Jerry Bauer
magazine cover, 1962
8 1/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (210 mm x 135 mm) overall
Given by Clare Freestone, 2012
Photographs Collection
NPG x136874

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Said to have shaped Post-War theatre, Beckett provides a fitting cover portrait to this issue of Encore magazine issued fifty years ago. Subtitled 'The Voice of Vital Theatre', the magazine that ran from 1954 to 1965, championed experimental and challenging work such that penned by the 'Angry Young Men' and staged at the Royal Court Theatre. In this issue, Herbert Blau, co-director of the actor's workshop, describes Beckett as 'a dramatist of the selvedge and salvage, the action and inaction'