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the history of the characters is made clear, it seemed strange to deduce or invent
any specific ailments that could be played to account for the constraints.
as a depiction of a situation other than the play. The rules of the play are that
Hamm cannot stand and Clov cannot sit. No external or extra-textual justifications
are needed. We did not need to convince an audience that Jay Smith couldn't stand
up or that Rachel Murdy couldn't sit down. This allowed for a certain amount of
freedom in clearing up some of the problems presented.
like the dog and the glass to be accomplished? However if the restraint is a
theatrical restraint that Clov simply cannot sit then Rachel is free to come up with a
wider vocabulary in accomplishing the various tasks.
the viewpoints and they became an important part of the work. All the way through
performance, each session was begun with a ten to twenty minute open viewpoint
sounds was an important part of these sessions. This work was critical in creating a
sensitivity in the actors to each other's rhythms.
and working through with attention to detail and a great deal
better off we would be. As early as we were able to, we began doing full runs. By the
time we reached two weeks before tech we were able to do a run almost every day.
What we quickly learned from this was the amount of stamina needed for