Footfalls / Blue Angel Films / Tyrone Productions for Radio Telefís Eireann & Channel 4 in association with Bord Scánnán Na Héireann ; produced by Michael Colgan & Alan Moloney ; director, Walter Asmus

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Subjects: Short films
Feature films
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989--Film adaptations
Formats: Video Recording, DVD, Electronic Resource, Remote, Streaming Video
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Ireland] : Blue Angel Films Ltd., c2001 ; New York : Ambrose Video, 2002
Series: Beckett on film
LC Classification: P, PQ
Added Titles: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 Plays. Selections
Alternate Titles: On streaming video: Samuel Beckett's Footfalls
In: Digital video collection (OCoLC)52376650
Issued in other form: Beckett on film. Footfalls. (OCoLC)53719506
Additional Authors: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
Colgan, Michael, 1950-
Moloney, Alan
Asmus, Walter D
Blue Angel Films
Tyrone Productions
Radio Telefís Éireann
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Bord Scannán na hÉireann
Clarence Pictures
Ambrose Video Publishing
Ohio Library and Information Network
OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Notes: Cast: Susan FitzGeral, Joan O'Hara
Originally produced in 2001
Summary: Pacing repetitively, a daughter tends to her sick mother. In four scenes, the play dramatizes a slow fade to impalpability. What emerges is the burden of caring, the love that sustains that burden and what that love costs. In the first scene, May wrapped in tatters paces back and forth engaging in dialogue with the disembodied voice of her mother. In the second scene May's voice is subsumed into the disembodied voice of her mother who speaks for both. May continues to pace slower still as the play progresses, her footfalls magnified by the low visibility on stage, delivering a colloquy of ghosts until the fourth scene, even dimmer, has no trace of May.The attempts to describe the life or absence of a life of a shadowy figure in grey tatters are juxtaposed with the repetitive motion of the footfalls. There is an explicit relationship between the verbal text and the non-verbal elements or patterns of performance
Streaming video (28 min.)
System requirements: Real Player media software
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Columbus, OH : OhioLINK, 2006. Digitized and made available by OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons from video dist. by Ambrose Video Publishing
OCLC Number: 173261849