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working on ENDGAME. It is something which I could have given lip-service to
before, but now I have a sense of beginning to know it as an artist.
orientation towards Clov. Inevitably I now have a deeper sense and feeling towards
all four of the characters, but I feel a strong draw towards the mystery that is Hamm.
Perhaps because I understand him least, I am fascinated by him the most.
claim: I feel satisfied that we were able to present the play without unraveling the
mystery of ENDGAME. Even during the last performance, I was able to watch and
sense something ponderous hovering just out of reach; Something deep inside my
self that was all the more "real" for it not being explained. Interest is not born of
understanding, and if we are to deal with the deep end of the pool of our souls, we
must be prepared to be confused.
becomes indistinguishable from the mystery of the universe. For this to happen,
my struggle to create the work has to become indistinguishable from my struggle to
remount of the Columbia production with the same cast at another venue in New
York as soon as possible. Hopefully this thesis production will become the first step
in a lifetime of work on both ENDGAME and the entire cannon of Samuel
Beckett's invaluable contribution to this and future centuries.
I still don't feel ready to direct ENDGAME.