Sunday, November 21, 2010

Me to Play

I was hoping to have something to say about a production of Beckett's Endgame I saw last night, but since I didn't get much out of it, I don't want to spend much time on it.

The great challenge of Beckett is trying to make sense of dialogue and situations that are often written to not make sense. That's just as a reader. When staging one must of course, by definition, keep the audience in mind. Carter Jahncke was successful in this, perhaps because Beckett's narrative is easier to wrap one's mouth around than his dialogue. But to my mind the Endgame I saw included much 'psychology' that only threw matters into further confusion.

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