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Herbert Blau and Martin Esslin on Samuel Beckett

A video interview on Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Superfluidities Redux has posted a video interview (above) with Herbert Blau and Martin Esslin, two prominent early interpreters of Samuel Beckett's drama:
Martin Esslin’s seminal 1961 book The Theatre of the Absurd opened with a description of Waiting for Godot as performed for inmates at San Quentin State Prison in a 1957 production directed by Herbert Blau. In 1987, three decades later, Esslin and Blau reminisced about the play and this particular production at a Paris seminar. [Read more]

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