The Arden Blog Category: Endgame

Bites, Drama, Access: Endgame

February 26, 2013

by Bryan Kerr, Education Associate It’s no understatement to say that we were curious how our Teen Arden students would react to our current show–Endgame. Since Beckett is more often a…

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Discussing Endgame

February 18, 2013

For the first time in our 25 year history, the Arden is presenting the work of Samuel Beckett with a production of Endgame. We wanted our audiences to have an…

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Crazy as a Junkyard Blog

February 4, 2013

As you may have seen, the set of Endgame is pretty unique.  It is a parking structure that is in some state of collapse. One of the ways that our set…

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Endgame Opening Night

January 25, 2013

Arden friends and artists gathered Wednesday evening to celebrate opening night of Endgame, directed by Edward Sobel and our first foray into the world of playwright Samuel Beckett, a writer…

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Endgame – Rehearsal Hilarity

January 23, 2013

By Suzanna Berger, medicine Assistant Director for Endgame For a play about life after apocalyptic tragedy, Endgame is packed with comedy, and Endgame rehearsals have often proved hilarious. The choreography…

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Welcome to Endgame

January 17, 2013

From Terry Nolen, Producing Artistic Director One of the things that I love about choosing plays for the Arden is that our mission allows us to produce a great variety…

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Endgame Contest – Submit your Creative Response

January 16, 2013

Samuel Beckett’s writing was a response not only to the world around him, but to those that influenced him, from James Joyce to Charlie Chaplin. Now it’s your turn to…

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Beckett’s Influences

January 15, 2013

By Suzana Berger, Assistant Director for Endgame   “After Godot, plots could be minimal; exposition, expendable; characters, contradictory; settings, unlocalized, and dialogue, unpredictable. Blatant farce could jostle tragedy.” – Ruby Cohn, Samuel…

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Endgame – Director’s Notes

January 14, 2013

By Edward Sobel, Associate Artistic Director I first fell in love with the work of Samuel Beckett when I was in college. At eighteen, what I perceived as aridly funny nihilism…

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Directing Endgame – What’s the Story?

December 17, 2012

By Edward Sobel, >pharm Associate Artistic Director A critic once described Samuel Beckett’s two-act masterpiece Waiting for Godot as “Nothing happens. Twice.” Understandable, but not correct. A careful reading, and…

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