Beckett Listens

Sound Production for the 1977 Geistertrio

in Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
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Samuel Beckett directed Ghost Trio, in Elmar Tophoven’s German translation, in May 1977 at the television studios of the Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) in Stuttgart. In what follows, I discuss aspects of the sound design, as they were worked out with Beckett by the production team.

Beckett Listens

Sound Production for the 1977 Geistertrio

in Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

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    Rehearsal of Geistertrio (Ghost Trio), with Klaus Herm (Male Figure) and Samuel Beckett (director), SDR, Stuttgart, 1977Courtesy of SWR/Hugo Jehle

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    Samuel Beckett modeling gesture at rehearsal of Geistertrio, SDR, Stuttgart, 1977Courtesy of SWR/Hugo Jehle

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    Jim Lewis (camera man), Walter Asmus (assistant director), Konrad Körte (sound engineer), and Samuel Beckett (director) at rehearsal of Geistertrio, SDR, Stuttgart, 1977Courtesy of SWR/Hugo Jehle

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