Thursday, March 30, 2006

I hate the arts


My poor sister. I bleed for her. She is currently rehearsing the part of MOUTH in Samuel Beckett's Not I in her college in Cork. Click on the link. Go on, click it! That's the whole play. It involves Sally sitting in a chair with her whole body in darkness and only her poor little mouth lit up by a spotlight. It is HORRIBLE sounding. She has to learn the whole thing off and it's dreadfully boring and stupid and makes absolutely NO sense. And she has to wear horrible black clothes and no one gets to see her face which makes it even more awful and stupid. She owns nothing black so robbed loads of bits of mine. I tried to entice her into wearing these cute pointy black flats and a skinny little belt but she said: 'No, Lucy. It has to be plain and simple. No extras. No pretty. No cute. Just simple.'

Beckett! What hast thou done to my sister?!?

8 comments:

Curly said...

That's just silly.

ribose polymerase said...

I never would have guessed that it was written in 1972.

Anonymous said...

....sex indeterminable; that'll suit Sally.

stephenesque said...

Didn't you Irish folks and your TV station recently produce all the Samuel Beckett plays on video (John Hurt doing a creditable 'Krapps Last Tape')? Personally, I've always liked the one with the women buried in sand up to her neck and the other one with guys who live in dustbins.

fuzzbrian said...

even at that, that's still much more than i'd rather see or hear of your sister.

Anonymous said...

Thats the way everyone feels about you Brian!

Lucy said...

No, dork, that was Channel 4 which is ENGLISH. Pah. You'd think you Americans would be able to keep up with vague national identities at least.


You scumbag, you maggot...

stephenesque said...

So I check it out and discover that it was actually an Irish TV/Brit TV co-production. So I am half-right and you are half-wrong.