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--- On Mon, 20/4/09, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> From: David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: OT - Theater : Big Man Tries Beckett
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Date: Monday, 20 April, 2009, 3:18 PM
> Just been reminded by wife that
> it's actually on Saturday, in Newcastle !
>  
> Hope you enjoy the experience, Tabitha !
>  
> This will be going from the ridiculous to the sublime,
> as last Saturday the theatre pleasure was the actress who
> played Charity Dingle in Emmerdale as Joan Sims along with
> that marvellous Kenneth Williams impersonator whose name I
> forget in most nostagic 'Stop Messing About' -
> nudge, nudge..........
> 
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> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:17 PM,
> Tabitha Arnesen <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
> I'm going too see
> that in June!  Quite excited by it, I've seen Stewart
> as Prospero and he was great.  Unfortunately I missed
> McKellen as Lear, but I'm hoping he'll do it again
> at some point.
> 
> 
> Anyway, for us X-Men fans its going to be fantastic to see
> them on stage together.
> 
> --- On Mon, 20/4/09, David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
> > From: David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> > Subject: Re: OT - Theater : Big Man Tries Beckett
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Date: Monday, 20 April, 2009, 9:57 AM
> 
> 
> 
> > Going to see soon the UK version
> > with Stewart & McKellen:-
> >
> >
> > http://living.scotsman.com/performing-arts/Theatre-Review-Waiting-For-Godot.5174527.jp
> 
> >
> > So, hope the actors get beyond the inherent riddle
> > wrapped in enigma !
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > David
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:55 AM,
> > Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
> 
> > wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > THEATER
> >
> > Big Man Tries
> > Beckett
> >
> > By Charles McGrath
> >
> > excerpts
> >
> > Mr. Goodman is a big man — he’s 6 foot 3, and his
> 
> > weight these days hovers around 300 pounds — and in
> his
> > Pozzo getup he seems even bigger.
> >
> > In person Mr. Goodman is not the stereotypical jolly
> > fat man. For all his success, he remains full of
> self-doubt.
> 
> > Compliments make him wince, and his conversational
> default
> > mode is self-deprecation. He sometimes seems to be
> eyeing
> > himself with suspicion.
> >
> >
> > “I could never please myself,” he explained.
> 
> > “That’s part of what fuels the alcoholic, I guess.
> You
> > set yourself impossible goals, and then you kick
> yourself
> > because you’re not good enough."
> >
> > Mr. Goodman’s blue-collar roots had something to do
> 
> > with his temperament. He’s a "Midwestern boy
> who
> > comes from a place where accepting praise and
> accolades is
> > physically painful and even the hint of confidence in
> > one’s talents is sin No. 1."
> 
> >
> >
> > Mr. Goodman was born and grew up in Affton, Mo., a
> > working-class suburb of St. Louis.
> >
> > Anthony Page, the
> > director of the production, said: “ ‘Godot’ is
> > actually a very hard play to learn. Nothing is
> apparently
> 
> > very logical, and there’s nothing to guide you
> except the
> > words until you get into it.” As for Pozzo,
> “It’s a
> > very difficult part to take in if you’re not used to
> being
> > onstage.”
> >
> >
> 
> > Mr. Page knew Beckett and worked with him on an early
> > revival of the play at the Royal Court Theater in
> London in
> > 1964. “Beckett was very precise,” he recalled.
> “He
> > didn’t want theories or any level of
> intellectualizing. He
> 
> > paid a lot of attention to the tone of voice and to
> the
> > relationships among the characters. And he cared a
> great
> > deal about the silences and the pauses.”
> >
> >
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/19/theater/19mcgr.html?_r=1&hpw
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