The Master of the Postmodern

Having posted about Not I yesterday, I went on a bit of a search to remind myself which other Beckett plays are out there and I am going to share my favourites today.

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Top of the heap is Endgame which I think is my favourite of Beckett’s work. I last saw this at The Eleventh Hour’s beautiful little theatre in Fitzroy, Melbourne with a group of students and it was done so well. The characters are marvellous – Hamm (above left), Clov (above right), Nagg and Nell. Take the time to watch this great production starring Michael (Dumbledore) Gambon as Hamm

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You can’t of course present a series of his plays without showing the most famous one, Waiting for Godot

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Another of my favourites is Krapp’s last tape starring none other than Harold Pinter.

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I really like Play too

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And then there’s Breath

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And finally, Come and Go, which varies between 121 and 127 words in length, depending on the translation – and where his ultra specific staging notes are significantly longer than the actual play!

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A veritable Beckettian feast!

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