Just a quickie to say that the editors of Vol IV of Beckett’s letters contacted me recently to confirm that I was the Anton whom Beckett mentioned in a letter to Jocelyn Herbert in the early 1970s. At the time I was assisting Sam on a production of the premiere of NOT I at the Royal Court, and he very kindly said he’d have a look at a play I’d just written. When he’d done so, he gave it back and told me he thought it was ‘repetitive, but then so were some of my early efforts’. I directed the play at the Theatre Upstairs a few months later. Luckily for everyone, it has never been heard of since!