Gyorgy Kurtag
(Civil society)
David Neilson
(Movies & TV)
John Turturro
(Movies & TV)
Chris Gascoyne
(Movies & TV)
Coronation Street
(TV show)

See also

Endgame (play)

Knowledge Identifier: $Endgame_(play)


Endgame (play)

One-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd add

Category: Movies & TV (403)

Launched in 1957.

Countries: United States (55%), United Kingdom (27%), Australia (9%)

Main connections: Gyorgy Kurtag, Massachusetts, David Neilson

Linked to: Shimer College, Melbourne Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company, Gustavus Adolphus College




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The play was premiered on 3 April 1957 at the Royal Court Theatre, London, directed by Roger Blin, who played Hamm; Jean Martin was Clov, Georges Adet was Nagg and Christine Tsingos was Nell add something


Other early productions were those at the Cherry Lane Theatre, New York, 28 January 1958, directed by Alan Schneider with Lester Rawlins as Hamm and Alvin Epstein together with Gerald Hiken playing Clov; and at the Royal Court directed by George Devine who played Hamm, with Jack MacGowran as Clov add something


In the early 1960s, an English language production produced by Philippe Staib and, directed by Beckett himself with Patrick MacGee and Jack MacGowran was staged at the Studio des Champs-Elysees, Paris add something


After the Paris production, Beckett himself directed two other productions of the play: at the Schiller Theater Werkstatt, Berlin, 26 September 1967, with Ernst Schröder as Hamm and Horst Bollmann as Clov; and at the Riverside Studios, London, May 1980 with Rick Cluchey as Hamm and Bud Thorpe as Clov add something


In 1984, JoAnne Akalaitis directed the play at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts add something


In 2005, Tony Roberts starred as Hamm in a revival directed by Charlotte Moore at the Irish Repertory Theater in New York City with Alvin Epstein as Nagg, Adam Heller as Clov and Kathryn Grody as Nell add something


In 2008 there was a brief revival staged at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that starred John Turturro as Hamm, Max Casella as Clov, Alvin Epstein as Nagg and Elaine Stritch as Nell add something


The production opened on 2 October 2009 at the Duchess Theatre add something


In 2015, two of Australia's major state theatre companies will stage the play add something


In 2016, Coronation Street actors David Neilson and Chris Gascoyne starred in a staging of the play at both the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow and HOME in Manchester add something


In 2017, The University of Arizona staged the play as part of their BA Studio Series add something


It was performed at The Questors Theatre in Ealing, London in October 2017 add something


The play was adapted into an opera by György Kurtág, premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in 2018 add something