Original holograph manuscript of Footfalls, entitled Footfalls/ It all?. 30 x 21 cm. 7 leaves; dated Berlin, 2 March 1975 f. 1, Paris, 25 October 1975 f.
4; Paris 1 October 1975 f. 6. Pagination by Beckett is complicated in that he inserts
a leaf between his '1' and '2', heading it '1 A', such that ff. 3-6 are numbered by
him 2-5 respectively. Dates show that the text was written in a different sequence
from that suggested by the pagination. There is a complete deletion of 'V's' monologue
on f. 3 and the replacement version is dated 25 October 1975. The third and final
section, dubbed 'Sequel' in the published text, seems to have been written before
the second section was revised, as it is dated 1 October 1975. Beckett heads this
section 'Epilogue', revised to 'Appendix'.
Bryden, Mary, Julian Garforth, and Peter Mills (1998), Beckett at Reading: Catalogue of the Beckett Manuscript Collection at the University
of Reading (Reading: Whiteknights Press and the Beckett International Foundation), p. 38.
Abbreviated in the Manuscript Chronology as EM.