Beckett and Pinter talk cricket in a new online play

Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter were long-time friends and correspondents who shared an interest in, among other subjects, the quintessentially English game of cricket. Although both achieved the honour of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pinter envied the fact that Beckett had been listed in Wisden Cricketer’s Almanck by dint of his appearance…

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“What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laureate attracted collaborators in life and continues to extend his influence today. Writers from Harold Pinter to John Banville have acknowledged their debt to him, but it’s also a legacy that goes beyond words.”

The Irish Times