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Title: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Beckett listings on March 06, 2013, 11:59:34 AM
London's New Cross Theatre are showing Rough for Theatre One and Two.

"Rough for Theatre is a one-act theatrical play by Samuel Beckett. Also known simply as Theatre I it began life originally in French in the late fifties as Fragment de théâtre and was later translated into English by Beckett himself."

It is on from 23- 28 April 2013.
http://thelondontheatre.com/7.html

 
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Dave on April 21, 2013, 02:14:15 PM
Lines I like from the play

"between the cradle and the grave" (like Godot;s  birth astride of a grave)
"always my unhap, unhappy, but not unhappy enough"
"is it still day" "If you like.  There is no other word for it"
"it seems to me sometimes the earth must have got stuck"
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Dave on April 21, 2013, 02:21:20 PM
In A Students Guide to the Plays of Samuel Beckett it ways there is a referene to As You Like it.  What is the reference?
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Dave on April 23, 2013, 10:57:15 PM
RfT Two

Line I like You'd be the death of me if I was sufficiently alive
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Iain Fisher on April 24, 2013, 01:40:58 AM
An interesting performance by two female actors of the two plays, plus Breath as an interlude.  Rough for Theatre I is particularly well done, given that they are not professional actors.

http://wn.com/rough_for_theatre_i (http://wn.com/rough_for_theatre_i)
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Iain Fisher on April 24, 2013, 02:04:48 AM
I should have added the credits

Directed by Roger Babb, with Octavia Antonya Cephas and Dorothy Sanders at Mount Holyoke College, Oct 2012.
Title: Re: Beckett's Rough for Theatre One and Two
Post by: Iain Fisher on April 25, 2013, 02:56:45 PM
I just saw the London New Cross Theatre performance of Rough for Theatre I and II.  I recommend them very much, particularly Rough for Theatre II which brought out the humour of the play.  Very good acting by the principals from the d'Animate theatre company, and the stagecraft with the lights avoided tedium and contributed to the humour/ absurdity.

That is two classic productions in a row by the theatre (the other being 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane).