Directed by Alan Schneider for PBS, this rare videotaped performance of Samuel Beckett’s “Krapp’s Last Tape,” starred famous Beckett interpreter, actor Jack MacGowran. The play dramatized an old man’s struggle to repossess his youth by searching through reels of audio tape. This performance was originally intended for television but never shown and subsequently put away and forgotten for nearly twenty years. Found in a closet and painstakingly restored, the tape will remain a memorial to the late Jack MacGowran, Alan Schneider and William Ritman.
- By Alan Schneider 1983, 54 min., color A FILM BY CHRIS HEGEDUS AND D A PENNEBAKER A PLAY BY SAMUEL BECKETT STARRING JACK MACGOWRAN DIRECTED BY ALAN SCHNEIDER ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: WILLIAM RITMAN CAMERA: RICHARD ZINN AND MICHAEL LIBERMAN SOUND: MELVIN BECKER VIDEO: ARTHUR GUTH VIDEO EDITORS: GLENN JORDAN RESTORED BY ROGER KRAMER PRODUCERS: MARK WRIGHT AND H B LUTZ