Are there any extant recordings of Samuel Becketts voice?
Yes. “The exhibition will also feature the only official recording of Beckett’s voice in existence, which will be played in public for the first time in the exhibition. The recording is of Beckett reading from Lessness for the benefit of the producer of a BBC adaptation of the prose work first aired in 1971.
I’ve been searching on and off for a couple of years and haven’t found anything online. I even wrote to Ubu.com and got a reply back saying they didn’t know of any recordings of him, but this was a couple of months ago and maybe they’ve dug up something since I first asked. Recently I found out that The Beckett International Foundation has recordings, but you actually have to go the foundation to hear them. Since the man lived until 1989, there has to be some recording of his voice somewhere. I know there’s an interest in finding recordings of him because, after I wrote about my search a few times in my blog, I keep getting hits from people looking for them.