Friday, May 15, 2009

That passed the time

VLADIMIR: That passed the time.
ESTRAGON: It would have passed in any case.
VLADIMIR: Yes, but not so rapidly.

A busy week with three nights out in a row, culminating in seeing “Waiting for Godot” at the theatre.

When I booked the tickets I was under the impression that I loved “Waiting for Godot”. What is actually true is that my 17 year old self loved “Waiting for Godot”, but experience has taught me that my 17 year old self can’t be trusted. My 17 year old self also loved “On the Road”, The Doors and someone called Dave who worked in a shoe shop.

The acting was great and I’m glad I’ve seen Sir Ian McKellen and Patrick Stuart on stage, but I was tired and wanted to go home. The glasses of wine I’d had at an event prior to the going to the theatre probably didn’t help (“You can’t go to see “Waiting for Godot” drunk, I’d explained to a colleague early in the week, winning the award for possibly the most pretentious thing uttered this week). But I think I enjoyed it more than the Australian I overheard on the way out saying “I would have just hung myself”.

On the way home I was thinking about great pairings who could play the lead roles and suddenly the best possible cast occured to me: Statler and Wardolf from the Muppets. I'm surprised it hasn't already been done, although a quick search did show up that Sesame Street did its own version called "Waiting for Elmo".

5 comments:

cogidubnus said...

Yeah but the doors surely were absolutely great....

Ing said...

Never read it to be honest, but Mckellan and Stewart on stage would most certainly make me want to see it.

Hotter Than... said...

I agree with Ing. what a fab pairing. I have to agree with you though - Waldorf and Statler would be fantastic.

cogidubnus said...

Yawn...

Waiting for Bloggo...

(heh heh)

SandDancer said...

Cogi - I find The Doors lyrics a bit "Sixth Form Poetry" these days - too overblown and pretentious for my tastes now, although whenver there is a documentary about them on Sky Arts (quite often) I still watch.

Ing & Hottie - I am glad I saw those actors in it as they are both great.