Tuesday, July 25, 2006

And speaking of Harold Pinter ...

... the ever-vigilant Dave Lull advises me not to miss this performance of his new short play: Apart from That ... And you won't want to miss it either, I'll bet.
Now, let's be honest: Only a deluded cutting-edge intellectual could possibly regard this as anything other than unadulterated crap. And please, don't tell me it's Beckettian. It's to Beckett what Naugahyde is to leather - and saying so probably does a disservice to Naugahyde.

4 comments:

  1. Well I don't even like Beckett much, having sat through a few of them and read all of them, so don't get me started on Pinter!

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  2. Only a deluded cutting-edge intellectual could possibly regard this as anything other than unadulterated crap.

    Better a deluded cutting-edge intellectual than a tin-eared dull-edged poser.

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  3. "...a tin-eared dull-edged poser."
    Sounds like Pinter to me.

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  4. Hi Maxine,
    The best thing of Beckett's I ever saw was Jack MacGowren's one-man show of excerpts "Beginning to End." It was actually quite moving. I find Beckett good in spots, but am so far different in sensibility from him it really doesn't usually work for me, either.

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