THEATRE: Physical Beckett searches for the ‘spiritual thing’

Silence in Darkness: Beckett x 4, By Samuel Beckett, Focus Theatre, Dublin, until April 23. Rating: ***

16th April, 2011

Mouth On Fire use the theme Silence in Darkness to frame their mini-festival of Beckett plays.They draw from some of his final works, in which Beckett returned to old themes and forms.

In Rockaby (1980), a woman rocks to the rhythm of her own disembodied voice, recalling the 1975 play Footfalls. A Piece of Monologue (1980) is a male version of Not I (1972), exploring the same third-person version of the self. In Catastrophe...

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