16.12.13

A Reluctant Subject: Portraits of Samuel Beckett

Photographers discuss the day they met the Nobel Prize laureate
Portrait of Samuel Beckett, taken by Dmitri Kasterine. London, 1965.
From Siobhan Bohnacker (New Yorker):
Dmitri Kasterine’s contemplative portrait of Beckett was taken in London, in 1965, at a rehearsal for “Beginning To End,” a BBC Television production that Beckett wrote for the actor Jack MacGowran. “Beckett observed acutely,” Kasterine told me, “never taking his eyes off the actors or director, but saying very little. I gave no directions while taking the picture. When they broke for lunch, we went to a local pub where Beckett drank Guinness and played bar billiards—he beat everyone.” [Read More]

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