Waiting for Godot

Hall, Peter [Producer] (2005) Waiting for Godot. Waiting for Godot. 16th August to 3rd September 2005, Bath, U.K.


Whereas Hall’s production of the English-language première in 1955 used the full original text, this one used the substantially revised script in The Beckett Notebooks, which represents Beckett’s final thoughts, and the play in its most coherent and sinuous form. The new text, which is both less ‘absurdist’ and less ‘metaphysical’, allowed a new exploration of the essential balance that has to be struck in performance between the tragic and comic, the bleakness of the language and the music hall elements.

Item Type: Performance/Live Event
Event Title: Waiting for Godot
Locations and Dates of Event:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Theatre Royal Bath, U.K.16 August 20053 September 2005
Additional Information: Performed in the Theatre Royal Bath, August 2005 and August 2006. Produced by Peter Hall and performed by the Peter Hall Company.
Uncontrolled Keywords: producing, twentieth, drama, theatre,
Research Area: Drama, dance and performing arts
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Performance and Screen Studies
Depositing User: Rebecca Read
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2007
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2011 15:40
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/937

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