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Re: “Hamm It Up

Beckett might have thought lots of things about his work, but in the end the reader has as much to do with meaning as the author. Beckett doesn't get the final word on meaning (and neither does his family, no matter what they think). Even if Beckett sought to write a play that had no meaning, which would not be far off the mark for him, his work continues to live out of his hands, and grow as well. So, Peter, Beckett's ideas or intentions haven't the authority to dictate the way Adler or directors see the play, nor to invalidate their views. If that's hard for you to accept because you fancy yourself a purist (purity itself being very problematic anyway), too bad.

Posted by comment on 11/08/2010 at 7:46 PM

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