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#31 Backdrifter

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 03:05 PM

I'm interested in how each production handles the bear in the same way I'm interested in how they handle the statue scene. It's one of those things where I'm intrigued to see what their approach is, but I wouldn't judge a production on it. Does anyone? It gets talked about, but not for that reason.

Just re-reading that - "how each production handles the bear" - for some reason made me chuckle; sounds like a euphemism (for what, I don't know).

QUOTE(Jan Brock @ Sep 27 2007, 03:59 PM) View Post
it is a play which is better in the performance than on the page.

Hadn't thought about that, but I think you're right.

I'd apply it to almost all Beckett (even though I quite like the diagrams)
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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:12 PM

Stap my vitals. That's me right royally reprimanded.

Someone should do a Rosencrantz and re-write Winter's Tale from the point of view of the bear.

Or maybe not.



#33 Jan Brock

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:29 AM

QUOTE(Theatresquirrel @ Sep 27 2007, 05:12 PM) View Post
Stap my vitals. That's me right royally reprimanded.


The actual quote, from The Relapse, is "Stap me vitals"

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 10:55 AM

QUOTE(Jan Brock @ Sep 28 2007, 09:29 AM) View Post
The actual quote, from The Relapse, is "Stap me vitals"



Oh, stap yours, Jan.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 04:23 PM

QUOTE(Theatresquirrel @ Sep 28 2007, 11:55 AM) View Post
Oh, stap yours, Jan.


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(Theatresquirrel @ Sep 28 2007, 11:55 AM) View Post
Oh, stap yours, Jan.


Have you ever seen the play ? Simon Callow excellent at Lyric Hammersmith many years ago.

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:15 PM

The basis of the wordplay is that the character in the play substitutes "a" for "o" in several words in an affected way, so I take your attempted insult to mean "Stop yours, Jan". Somewhat opaque, but a step up from "Get over yourself". Good work.

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Posted 29 September 2007 - 02:32 AM

OK bringing this back onto topic can we please just allow our jaws to collectively drop at the news (on the nt website) that Trevor Pecock is playing Verges and Andrew Woodall one of the Dons...

Luxury casting kids and no mistake!




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