Originally written in French and first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1957, Samuel Beckett's Endgame is widely regarded as one of his most important works. The Making of Samuel Beckett's 'Endgame'/'Fin de partie' is a comprehensive reference guide to the history of the text. The book includes:
A complete descriptive catalogue of available relevant manuscripts, including French and English texts, alternative drafts and notebook pages
A critical reconstruction of the history of the text, from its genesis through the process of composition to its full publication history
A detailed guide to exploring the manuscripts online at the Beckett Digital Manuscripts Project at www.beckettarchive.org
This volume is part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP), a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp, Belgium), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading, UK) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Centre (University of Texas at Austin, USA), with the support of the Estate of Samuel Beckett.
Dirk Van Hulle is Associate Professor of English Literature at the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, University of Antwerp, Belgium. He is President of the European Society for Textual Scholarship and his previous books include Textual Awareness (2004).
Series Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Note on the Transcriptions List of Illustrations Introduction 1. Documents 2. Genesis of Fin de partie 3. Genesis of Endgame Conclusion Bibliography Index