Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts * 0802130348 directing plays, part 1, lesson 4
2009 : CALIGARI in class

2008 class : concept assignments


2007 -- thinkig about "Utopia" (conceptualization). * Ahart, Part 3, pp. 119- "Waiting for Godot" Analysis: Go.dot UAF Reading in class : tragicomedy in 2 acts (genre: comedy + tragedy) [ but NOT drama? ]

Beckett' Style (minimalism) + Absurd (Philosophy -- Existentialism)

Audience as a partner, dialogue with characters only through them! Public do not answer = godot-like. They are Godot...

How to make it into METHOD?

Hero = Audience.

Finally, the great theatre secret is reveled.

... images : maze, wall, crossroad...

Lesson 4: Beckett in directing class

Go.dot'06 in groups.yahoo.com/group/vtheatre

A Dream by Edgar Allan Poe

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream - that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro' storm and night,
So trembled from afar
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth's day-star? 
and monologues to stage from HAMLET


Return to overview of "director's functions": transition to Part 2. Directing Actors

[ read part 3. in your textbook for analysis ]


Godot, p.1

A country road . A tree . Evening.

Estragon, sitting on a low mound, is trying to take off his boot. He pulls at it with both hands, panting. He gives up, exhausted, rests, tries again.

As before.

Enter Vladimir.


(giving up again). Nothing to be done.

Beckett Pages and Godot'06:

Concept (Genre) -- playwright directions.

Characters -- preparations for working with actors.

Set Ideas (according to Beckett) : places = symbols

From My Shows

Character as Idea (Tragic and Comic Hero).

Scenes in class : ... Menagerie (7), Gogot (Ending), Hamlet (3.2?)

floor plan (directing space).