Saturday, March 17, 2018

Waiting for Rowley*

Waiting for Godot, considered a towering play, written by Samuel Beckett back in 1949, just keeps coming back to me.  Three years ago its return to New York, featuring two of the best British actors in our time, Sir Patrick Stewart (of television’s Star Trek fame) and Sir Ian McKellen, prompted me to treat myself to a week of Broadway plays. My memories remain vivid of being seated upfront witnessing the performances of these artistes, capturing the subtleties and nuances of Beckett’s two bedraggled characters, Vladimir and Estragon, one philosophical, the other a world-weary traveller, as they await, unendingly, the coming of someone called Godot, who keeps promising, but just never arrives. 

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