Archive for the ‘Beckett’ Category

12/17/2007

Who said?:

To find a form that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now.


– Samuel Beckett

(in conversation, 1961.)


11/06/2006

Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

When I was born, in Chicago, in Passavant Hospital,
Noel Coward came by.
Not to see me, he came by the hospital. He came to see his doctor.
I wonder, did he cross my path?


When I was young my parents took me to the Illinois Institute of Technology, to see the new modernist compus. This is while Mies van der Rohe taught there.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

When I was still young, I lived in Paris, by Denfert-Rochereau. I learned that Samuel Beckett lived nearby.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

I asked a friend in London,
Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?
and she wrote,


I’ve often wondered if I crossed paths with Sylvia Plath,
she with her two small children
and me a child,
at the swings on nearby Primrose Hill.

Adieu,
A.

I know the artists, the hotshots and the heads of state I’ve interviewed. But I wonder who might have crossed my path when I was young.

And

* Who crossed your path when you were young? *

Write it in “Comments.”

I’ll throw this to you, Our Girl in Chicago. Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

-E

11/06/2006

Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

When I was born, in Chicago, in Passavant Hospital,
Noel Coward came by.
Not to see me, he came by the hospital. He came to see his doctor.
I wonder, did he cross my path?


When I was young my parents took me to the Illinois Institute of Technology, to see the new modernist compus. This is while Mies van der Rohe taught there.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

When I was still young, I lived in Paris, by Denfert-Rochereau. I learned that Samuel Beckett lived nearby.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

I asked a friend in London,
Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?
and she wrote,


I’ve often wondered if I crossed paths with Sylvia Plath,
she with her two small children
and me a child,
at the swings on nearby Primrose Hill.

Adieu,
A.

I know the artists, the hotshots and the heads of state I’ve interviewed. But I wonder who might have crossed my path when I was young.

And

* Who crossed your path when you were young? *

Write it in “Comments.”

I’ll throw this to you, Our Girl in Chicago. Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

-E

11/06/2006

Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

When I was born, in Chicago, in Passavant Hospital,
Noel Coward came by.
Not to see me, he came by the hospital. He came to see his doctor.
I wonder, did he cross my path?


When I was young my parents took me to the Illinois Institute of Technology, to see the new modernist compus. This is while Mies van der Rohe taught there.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

When I was still young, I lived in Paris, by Denfert-Rochereau. I learned that Samuel Beckett lived nearby.
I wonder, did he cross my path?

I asked a friend in London,
Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?
and she wrote,


I’ve often wondered if I crossed paths with Sylvia Plath,
she with her two small children
and me a child,
at the swings on nearby Primrose Hill.

Adieu,
A.

I know the artists, the hotshots and the heads of state I’ve interviewed. But I wonder who might have crossed my path when I was young.

And

* Who crossed your path when you were young? *

Write it in “Comments.”

I’ll throw this to you, Our Girl in Chicago. Have you ever wondered who crossed your path when you were young?

-E

03/24/2006

Beckett would have loved this.

This morning I received an urgent e-mail, from Curious Theater Branch. It read:

From: Mary Jane Maha- [mjmaha-@yahoo.com]
Sent: Fri 3/24/2006 8:29 AM
To: hellobeautiful@chicagopublicradio.org
Subject: URGENT DATE CHANGE FOR GODOT!

I love it.
As Mr. Beckett profoundly said,
“Mr. Godot told me to tell you he won’t come this evening but surely tomorrow.”

lol,
-E


By the way, Happy Centennial Birthday to Samuel Beckett.
Born April 13, 1906

Not Beck, Beckett.

“He brings forth a body of beauty.” — Harold Pinter

“Waiting for Godot” by Curious Theater Branch is now set to open April 28 at Prop Thtr. 3502-4 N. Elston. Performances Friday and Saturday at 7 pm, Sunday at 3. Tickets are $15 or pay what you can. I like that.