Tag Archives: Samuel Beckett

No’s Knife

Old Vic Theatre, London (***)

© Manuel Harlan, Lisa Dwan

© Manuel Harlan, Lisa Dwan

There is Beckett, and then there is Beckett. There is the Beckett of Waiting for Godot and there is the Beckett of Not I and Footfalls; the one accessible, the others increasingly abstract. I remember sitting through Endgame at the Aldwych many years ago and wondering, `will this ever end?’ – heresy now for a man revered, honoured and much loved.  Continue reading

A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing

Young Vic Studio, London (****)

© Corn Exchange

© Corn Exchange

 

There’s a nice congruity about A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’s world premiere being at the Samuel Beckett Centre two years ago because the influence of Beckett runs through it like a seam of rock – under the surface but indisputable, undeniable. Continue reading