Lindsay-Hogg on Beckett
culture can relate to Waiting for Godot,' says Michael Lindsay-Hogg. 'It is written with
great rigour and definition. Beckett creates an amazing blend of
comedy, high wit and an almost unbearable poignancy in a funny yet
heartbreaking image of man's fate.
for Godot is such a good play that the camera, if it is in the
right place at the right time, just has to pick those moments and
emphasise them, making Beckett's rare and extraordinary words all
the more intimate.
play is about what it is about. Samuel Beckett would have said it's
about two men waiting on the side of the road for someone to turn
up. But you can invest in the importance of who is going to turn
up. Is it a local farmer? Is it God? Is it salvation? Or is it simply
someone who just doesn't show up?
important thing is the ambiguity the fact that it doesn't
really state what it is. That's why it's so great for the audience
to be part of it they fill in a lot of the blanks. It works
in their imaginations.
me, Beckett's view of the world is quite sadly accurate. We are
all really just bugs in the carpet.'