The title Endgame is used for a 1957 play by Beckett and for a 2009 film about the negotiations between the Nationalist Government and the ANC.
Endgame, the play (1957)
Endgame, by Samuel Beckett, is a one-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd. It was originally written in French (entitled Fin de partie); as was his custom, Beckett himself translated it into English. The play was first performed in a French-language production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, opening on 3 April 1957. It is commonly considered, along with such works as Waiting for Godot, to be among Beckett's most important works.
Performance history in South Africa
1976: A multiracial version was done at The Space (Cape Town) opening 10 September, directed by Dimitri Nicolas-Fanourakis with Bill Curry, Keith Grenville, Chris Galloway and Molly Thompson. Designed by John Nankin and Adrian Kohler, stage managed by Tony Scholtz and Totti Ebrahim. Not well attended, possibly because of the riots and the fact that audiences may not have wanted to be reminded of the situation in the country.
Translations and adaptations
Teater SA, 1(1), 1968.
Theatre programme (The Space, 1976).
Asoka Theatre programme, 1994.
Folder containing press reviews relating to the 1997 production held by NELM: [Collection: MARKET THEATRE]: 2007. 10. 10. 42. 5.
Cape Times 24 Aug 2010.
Die Burger, 21 July 2018.
Endgame the film (2008)
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