“Beckett at his most Irish and accessible… at his most beguiling.” – The Guardian “…a triumph…for the singular art of Beckett, who always finds the ecstasy in our agony.” – The NY Times First broadcast by the BBC Third Programme on January 13, 1957
All That Fall is a model in the combined use of sound, music, and speech. The play’s mythic side, its sense of eternity within the everyday, grows more naturally in our imaginations as the story unfolds. Springing out of memories of his native Foxrock, near Dublin, All That Fall charts the journey of Maddy Rooney along a country road to the railway station to meet her blind husband off a train. On the course of her travels, she meets a carter, a businessman, a racecourse clerk and a stiffly Protestant spinster. But the train she has come to meet is detained. When it finally arrives, we uncover the train’s mysterious delay.
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