Václav Havel dies: How Samuel Beckett and Havel changed history

Václav Havel, dissident, playwright, first president of the Czech Republic, and author of Charter 77 died today.

Samuel Beckett wrote a play for Havel when he was in jail. On being freed, Havel returned the favour.

It was the making of a great dramatic double-act. In 2009, Index on Censorship editor Jo Glanville reflected on the relationship between the two