Klarinet Archive - Posting 000300.txt from 1996/04
From: Robin Fairbairns <Robin.Fairbairns%cl.cam.ac.uk@-----.BITNET>
Subj: Re: Beckett (with my apologies)
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 09:22:00 -0400
> Oh, my. I never intended for this to become a lengthy discourse on the relati
> merits of litigious bilingual expatriate playwrights.
What does it matter? All part of life's rich pageant!
> Samuel Beckett knew all about VCRs. How would Mozart have felt about CDs?
I imagine he'ld have been fascinated. I often wonder about such
things. Another imponderable I sometimes daydream about is what
Newton would have made of motor cars (I really don't want to meet
Newton -- a nasty piece of work -- but I imagine it would be fun to be
around Mozart while he was still healthy).
> P.S. Beckett DID write just about all of his theatre pieces in French, then
> translated them into English. The stage directions are sometimes different in
> the differing languages, which gets the Beckett scholars all excited.
Oh my. See what I mean -- you learn all the time...