Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) was an author, critic, and playwright, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. He wrote in both French and English and is perhaps best known for his plays, especially En attendant Godot (Waiting for Godot), 1952. Following the success of Waiting for Godot, in 1955 the BBC invited Beckett to write a radio play. Beckett wrote, "Never thought about radio play technique but in the dead of t’other night got a nice gruesome idea full of cartwheels and dragging of feet and puffing and panting which may or may not lead to something." - Excerpted from