Beckett’s Power

July 11, 2007 at 12:36 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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An estimated 15 years ago I saw Beckett’s “Quadrat I” and “Quadrat II” on German television – accidentally, and it was broadcast very late. The name Beckett was not unfamiliar to me; I hadn’t seen or read any of his work, just a few lines from Waiting for Godot which bedazzled me like they should have bedazzled any teenager who doesn’t think that getting a job with an insurance company would be a good idea. When Quadrat started, I had wanted to go to bed, but my eyes were glued to the screen. A sparse minute can be viewed on Youtube.

Quadrat I & II was produced for the Süddeutscher Rundfunk (the Southern German Broadcasting Coporation) in 1981. Two more films of plays directed by Beckett can be found on UBUweb.

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