Words and Music
Samuel Beckett/Morton Feldman | Words and Music
Croak Ian McElhinney, Words Adrian Dunbar, Music Crash Ensemble
Happy Days International Beckett Festival
That sense of something beyond what we see and hear, not enlarged on, is at the core of Beckett's writing. Every presence seems shadowed by an absence. This is acutely conveyed in Netia Jones's stage world premiere of his 1961 radio play Words and Music, in which Words (Adrian Dunbar) and Music
(the Crash Ensemble) compete to communicate.
Croak (Ian McElhinney) attempts to mediate:
"My comforts! Be friends!"