Puget Sound English Department

May 29, 2009

Waiting for Godot–Twice!

Filed under: Activities off Campus,Literature — O. @ 12:09 am

samuel-beckett-paris-cafe (pictured at left: Samuel Beckett, waiting for a waiter to bring the check)

On both sides of the Atlantic, new productions of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot have been mounted.

In New York’s Studio 54 Theater, Nathan Lane, Bill Irwin, John Goodman, and John Glover constitute the cast, with Lane and Irwin as Vladimir and Estragon.  Anthony Page is the director.

In London’s West End (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen play Vladimir and Estragon,  and Sean Mathias directs.

Side-by-side reviews appear in The Week: The Best of the U.S. International Media (Volume 9, Issue 143), May 22, 2009, p. 232–www.theweek.com .

Plenty of other reviews appear online and in print, too.

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