16 November 2001
Interpretations exist according to which Beckett’s Godot can only
be staged according to very strict rules and methods. These of course are but
theoretical musings. They can be accepted. There are different interpretations
as well that claim that on the contrary Godot raises the possibility of a
myriad of theatrical variations. These too are but theoretical musings. They
can be accepted. There is something common to these musings: everybody parrots
their own brand of truth and would gladly uphold the opinion that one should
rather not even touch the play since it would only cause harm to it. The ones
who most sternly ascribe to this opinion are those who would do anything they
can to have some relation to Beckett himself. Beckett truly is a genius.
Waiting for Godot is a masterpiece. But theatre is a sort of game,
fundamentally a game. We here tonight stage Godot in pantomime.
Choreographer: András Lóránt
Directed by: András Lóránt