Thursday, April 15, 2010


I didn't know people still had an interest in Beckett. Though Beckett didn't like Eliot, I find him and Eliot about equally boring. With both of them, the criticism on them has stepped in front of the writing, with the result being that you no longer have to read their work to get an understanding of what they're doing. Often it goes like this: "did you ever see that Beckett play where they...?" and then the spoiler goes ahead and tells you what it's all about. Hm..well thanks, now I don't have to read it.

I have a play that a mildly-successful actor friend described as "kind of Beckett-y"; time to dust that off. Many things in fiction are cooler than being and/or non-being, for example: a girl with a gun.

Should I include a girl with a gun in what would be 7th draft of this play? It's a science-fiction comedy, kind of absurdist. But don't let that sway your opinion. The best way to influence this creative work is by leaving a comment in the comment box, indicating your preference.