2007
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2008 Godot in Directing Class



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Stage Directing Theory
Directing Theory: pre-text, text and super-text
* Godot Dictionary (new)

Internet2 paper:

vtheatre files : virtual theatre = film + theatre + web

pre-production film
concept theatre

post-production

dramaturg page in SHOWS directory :
WebPages:

* horizontal structure:
Cast
Crew
Students (cyber community)

* vertical structure:
Themes
Images * Godot pix Tara
Ideas

Showcases: from 3 Sisters to Godot? ("100 & 50" = Beckett & Godot aniversary)
Mainz International Performance Studies paper (* Translating Culture Seventh Performance Studies International Conference Translation, Transition, Transformation at the University of Mainz, 29 March-1 April 2001) PSi #11

Presentation:

Comedy, Tragedy, Drama (genre breakdown) -- selection of titles? (slideshow?)

[ handout ]

Paper in Research Directory? Powerpoint?

links

Essay On 'Waiting for Godot'

+ waiting-godot enotes

DG: I have never seen females portray these roles!
VO: We wanted Vladimir and Estragon, played by Ory, to be female to tell the story in our own way. When Beckett was alive it was impossible to do such an interpretation because he did not want any alterations to the script. I discovered that without making any alterations to the text, I could tell the story of two people waiting to be saved in a different way. It displays that everyone is waiting for something, but from a female perspective. *

Post-Beckett:

Pinter

In Beckett's work, too, we are aware of how the imagery (everything from plot to character to dialogue to set) is characteristically stripped to bare essences. His plays take on an abstract quality which many compare to a kind of abstract expressionism for the theater.

So we come back around to the question: why are these artists so unconventional? Why be abstract? Why not tell a story in the traditional way? Martin Esslin takes up this question in Absurd Drama (Penguin, 1965):

"Why should the emphasis in drama have shifted away from traditional forms towards images which, complex and suggestive as they may be, must necessarily lack the final clarity of definition, the neat resolutions we have been used to expect? Clearly because the playwrights concerned no longer believe in the possibility of such neatness of resolution. They are indeed chiefly concerned with expressing a sense of wonder, of incomprehension, and at times of despair, at the lack of cohesion and meaning that they find in the world. If they could believe in clearly defined motivations, acceptable solutions, settlements of conflict in tidily tied up endings, these dramatists would certainly not eschew them. But, quite obviously, they have no faith in the existence of so rational and well ordered a universe. The "well-made play" can thus be seen as conditioned by clear and comforting beliefs, a stable scale of values, an ethical system in full working condition. The system of values, the world-view behind the well-made play may be a religious one or a political one; it may be an implicit belief in the goodness and perfectibility of men (as in Shaw or Ibsen) or it may be a mere unthinking acceptance of the moral and political status quo (as in most drawing-room comedy). But whatever it is, the basis of the well-made play is the implicit assumption that the world does make sense, that reality is solid and secure, all outlines clear, all ends apparent. The plays that we have classed under the label of the Theatre of the Absurd, on the other hand, express a sense of shock at the absence, the loss of any such clear and well-defined systems of beliefs or values."
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www.flickr.com
More Flickr photos tagged with samuel beckett

references (some):

Go.dot

www.literaryhistory.com/20thC/Beckett.htm (list of links)

Beckett and Foucault: Some Affinities

Papers: themodernword.com/beckett/beckett_papers.html
[ They Do Not Move: Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot ]
... To paraphrase a quote by W. B. Yeats : "We cannot know the truth, but we can live as though we do."

Articles: http://www.themodernword.com/beckett/beckett_articles.html

Waiting for Godot > Listen [Aired: Friday, January 03, 2003] = Fifty-years ago this Sunday, Samuel Beckett's masterpiece, Waiting for Godot premiered in Paris. The play where "nothing happens" on a stage with next to no scenery or props; enjoyed instant success and has become one of the most important and universal theatrical pieces ever.

clicking for godot : IN THE WORLD OF INTERACTIVE ART, EVERYONE'S WAITING FOR THE NEXT SHAKESPEARE -- OR AT LEAST HOPING THAT COMPUTERS CAN DELIVER A GOOD TIME. [BY SCOTT ROSENBERG]

Commentaries on Waiting For Godot http://home.tiac.net/~cri/1996/godot.html

http://cverbelun.addr.com/godot_beckettfest.htm *** The tree symbolizes the cross and, due to the pervading imagery of despair, the Tree of Knowledge (and, therefore, man's fallen state). It is also the means by which Judas committed suicide (which the tramps contemplate).
Stone -- vs. tree?
Crossroad -- from where to where?
Moon -- not sun?

[ big garbch can? stage is clean. ]

images
pix
photo.txt

Godot photo-tour:

2006: Total Directing
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Don’t Wait for Godot An explanation of a theatrical bastardization * By Ross Kenneth Urken February 16, 2006

http://www.news-miner.com/Stories/0,1413,113~7244~3284345,00.html local Fairbanks review

‘The Transformations of Godot’ by Frederick Busi. Lexington, University of Kentucky Press, 1980. 143 pp.

dreamwell.com/dreamwell/2006/godot.html mini-review/annousement (to sort out!)

epinions.com/content_117654851204

rehearsals

Old Vic -- Ben Kingsley and Alan Howard http://www.alanhoward.org.uk/godot.htm

http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/f/friedrich_nietzsche.html

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http://beckettjapan.org/borderless.htm Godot Japan first international Beckett Symposium 2006

www.monaadisabrooks.com/godot.shtml godot-puppets

www.godotartgallery.com

biblio

http://sketch.psycho-ward.org/godot.jpg graphic style

Video:

Becketting * About Godot *

for more -- samuel-beckett.net

British Comedy Monty Python's Flying Circus scripts *


* SHOWS (reviews)

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,12084,868126,00.html

http://www.thestage.co.uk/newsblog/tags/waiting_for_godot

http://www.gbrevoort.com/Waiting_For_Godot.htm [no Pozzo-Lucky!] Juno, AK * Gregg W. Brevoort


Oedipus > Hamlet > 3 Sisters > Godot pix
support pages: biblio * references * faq * list *

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links:

http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/excerpts/exflesto.html Stoppard's Theatre

http://219.240.39.142/~drama/scripts/beckett/beckett.htm Korean links (some old)

BECKETT'S GODOT: "A bundle of broken mirrors" by Robert D. Lane

http://www.dividingline.com/private/Philosophy/Philosophers/Beckett/absurd.shtml

http://netsoc.dit.ie/~jamesf/samuel_beckett/samuel_beckett_grave.beckett

http://noblit.ru/content/category/4/88/33 bio in Russian

2:25 Directing College Shows in the XXI Century Anatoly Antohin, UAF Theater * Fine Arts 301 http://www.uaf.edu/i2day/schedule.html March 23, 2006
The pre-production period for a show extends itself to a year and longer. Web pages with notes and analysis, and containing the concept and research for the play, serve as dramaturgical tools for cast, crew and the cyber theatre community. In addition to a redefined pre-production, there is a new component -- the post-production, which is open-ended. Using the web and Internet redefines a college production, making it truly educational. (absract, outline - right table) (paper)

2006: Theatre & Film
godot'06


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