No cutting edge to Beckett’s knife
The Old Vic, London SE1
ACCOMPLISHED Samuel Beckett actress Lisa Dwan scales the heights of ambition by interpreting the great playwright’s Texts For Nothing, a selection of prose works never intended for the stage.
Delivering them in a four-part, 70-minute monologue with no interval, Dwan is first seen trapped in the crevice of a rock face before prowling around a wasteland and then perching herself on high, as if encased in a birdcage.
Her powerful stage and vocal presence strives to capture some of the insights into the human condition that Beckett sought to convey.
Yet,... read more
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