Showing posts with tag: Samuel Beckett

“Past Claim of Meaningful Existence”: The Defeated Individual in Beckett’s Act Without Words I, Rough for Theatre II and Catastrophe

Three short Samuel Beckett plays are currently being performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre. They seem incredibly disparate - but, in fact, argues Ana Malinovic, they all share a protagonist controlled by an external force. Read more →

Searching for Watt: Barry McGovern in Watt at the Barbican

You’d be forgiven for thinking we've perhaps seen all there is to see of the acclaimed Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. After all, there have been a myriad Vladimirs and Estragons left Waiting for Godot, and Krapp’s Last Tape must surely count as overplayed by now. Just when it seemed like there may be nothing new to discover in Beckett's work, along comes the frighteningly talented Barry McGovern to breathe new dramatic life into some less likely source material. Read more →