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On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 8:26 PM, mikemail <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>  *David , I will be in Newcastle on Saturday - fly in Friday. Where is it
> ?*
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>  ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* David Boyd <[log in to unmask]>
> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>   *Sent:* Monday, April 20, 2009 5:18 PM
> *Subject:* Re: OT - Theater : Big Man Tries Beckett
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> Just been reminded by wife that it's actually on Saturday, in Newcastle !
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> Hope you enjoy the experience, Tabitha !
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> 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:
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>> 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:
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>> > 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:-
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>> http://living.scotsman.com/performing-arts/Theatre-Review-Waiting-For-Godot.5174527.jp
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>> > So, hope the actors get beyond the inherent riddle
>> > wrapped in enigma !
>> >
>> > Regards
>> >
>> > David
>> >
>> >
>> >
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>> > On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 2:55 AM,
>> > Chokh Raj <[log in to unmask]>
>> > wrote:
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>> > THEATER
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>> > 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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