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Breath

Short Play, Drama  /  1any gender (adult)

Audiovisual piece. …

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1any gender (adult)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Experimental

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Summary

Breath is an unusually brief work, even for Beckett. Its length is estimated in the script to be about 35 seconds. It includes the sound of “an instant of recorded vagitus” (a birth-cry), followed by an amplified recording of somebody slowly inhaling and exhaling accompanied by an increase and decrease in the intensity of the light.

In Krapp's Last Tape and Other Shorter Plays.

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Authors

Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.

Mr. Beckett is most renowned for his play Waiting for Godot, which launched his career in theatre. He then went on to w ...

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