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Posts tagged ‘Samuel Beckett’

20
Sep

Beckett Appreciation 101

Few writers are able to capture the imagination through irony, metaphor, and despair as startling or as vividly as Samuel Beckett. His prose has proven as deeply layered and richly textured as a perfectly aged bottle of wine. And much like wine, it is definitely an acquired taste.

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19
Nov

Beckett Demonstrates Longevity In Double Bill With Weaker O’Neill

By Patrick Hurley

Hughie and Krapp’s Last Tape, playing now at the Geffen Playhouse, prove to be a contrasting but thematically compatible pair starring two time Tony Award Winning actor Brian Dennehy in a double bill that showcases not only his gravitas as an actor, but the disappointments and disillusionments of life as perceived by perhaps the two greatest dramatists of the twentieth century. Read more »

23
Jan

Minimal Beckett Deserves A Bit More

By Patrick Hurley

The Koan Unit is presenting a quintet of Samuel Beckett plays at the Odyssey Theatre, now through March 5. Read more »

6
May

A Winning Endgame

By Patrick Hurley

Filling the emptiness that accompanies the mundaneness of everyday life is a recurring theme throughout the work of Samuel Beckett. He creates cold, isolated landscapes and then populates them with characters who are usually incapable of escaping the dreary and awful world around them. Endgame, playing now at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, is a classic example of Beckett at his very best.  Read more »

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