In his virtuoso one-man show, Bill Irwin pays adroit homage to the language and vision of Samuel Beckett.
Theater Interview: Performer Bill Irwin – Channeling Samuel Beckett
“Samuel Beckett’s work speaks to me because he’s a very visceral writer. And, because I have training as a clown, I think of him as a natural clown.”
Theater Review: “Escaped Alone” and “Come and Go” — Forms of Disconnection
To be truly effective black humor must have us laughing at something we fear, regret, or at the very least recognize.
Theater Preview: Conor Lovett on Music and Samuel Beckett in “Here All Night”
“If you’ll excuse me for being cheeky, it’s a collaboration between the players on stage and Beckett’s works.”
Book Review: Alvin Epstein’s “Dressing Room Stories” — Vivid Theater History
Alvin Epstein’s recollections about his decades as a stage performer have been gathered in the form of tales abut what happened behind the scenes,.
Theater Review: Samuel Beckett — A Memorable Voice in the Dark
Lisa Dwan’s performance of these Beckett pieces in a totally darkened theater is powerful and, in the case of Not I, deliciously revelatory.
Stage Interview: Robert Scanlan on Samuel Beckett’s Women
“When we turn so crass and commercial that we have lost our way, Samuel Beckett will be rediscovered as the way back.”
Arts Remembrance: Billie Whitelaw — An Appreciation
So many of the truly gifted actors of the British stage and screen of the 1960s ‘kitchen sink’ dramas are rapidly leaving us. One of the best, Billie Whitelaw, departed this week.
Theater Review: Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” — Soldiering On Through the Void
Brooke Adams portrays Winnie as the ultimate smiley face; her husband, Tony Shalhoub, is little more than another prop weathering her on-going babble.
Jazz Remembrance: You Don’t Know Jack—From Glasgow to New York
“With Cream I and Ginger could play free jazz as a rhythm section, while Eric played the Ornette Coleman role. However, we didn’t tell Eric that!”