Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review of The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett as Found in an Envelope (Partially Burned) in a Dustbin in Paris...


Once upon a time there was a play called The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett and so on. It was super funny.

“Table Talk” was really funny. The guy was holding a table because two of the legs were off. There was a glass of water—of rain. The brain on the table in a jar was like a boss, and he also bossed around his servant. I think the brain was telling the romance story to the servant so he would have something to listen to while he was holding the table. The actor was acting like the story was really happening to him because he was like “ahh eee ahhh.” I think that was water actually tipping from the glass that he decided to pour in his pants so it looked like he was peeing his pants. He was cleaning up the pee that he peed, and he lets go of the table. He was holding the table for no reason because it stays up when he lets go! Why was he getting him to hold the whole table if it was just for no reason!?

“Not Me” was about this guy. He said “Dark, only dark. It is me, only dark. It is me and the dark. Beautiful dark.” Then he said “shoo shoo shoo shoo, light.” I thought it was hilarious. He was like “come here, light. I’m h-h-h-h-happy. It’s only me in the light light light.”

“Happy Happy Bunny Visits Sad Sad Owl.” It was kind of funny because Sad Sad Owl said “somebody ate my cupcake” and then Happy Happy Bunny says, “who ate your cupcake?” “I ate my cupcake,” says Sad Sad Owl. It is funny because if he ate it, why would he be sobbing that he ate his cupcake? They were stuffed animals and not puppets—I thought that was really funny. All the things (a sign, a tree, a grass) go hopping with Happy Happy Bunny. It was awesome.

“If” was the same thing (music and a man in a rocking chair dressed up like a lady) going over and over again. I kept thinking that he would stop. He kept saying “More” and then people would throw things at him. Someone dragged his chair offstage—it was someone from the audience that did that. Then Danny pulled the rocking chair out. I would have just went up there to the place where they were doing the music and say “Stop that music at once.” I didn’t because I felt the actors would get angry. I felt silly because it kept going over and over and over and over and over and over again. I felt like I was in the show. The show was awesomer than the music.

There is a funny part in a letter where Greg said “P.S. Don’t dramatize this.” They weren’t dramatizing it—they were fun-i-tizing it.

“Foot Falls Flatly” is about a dance; he starts dancing and he gets a broken leg and has to go in a dustbin. His costume was so silly.

In “fragment,” Greg was talking and he said, “I begin as I have always begun. I switch ON! No, not good.” Then John did like a funny face or like another show or a smiley face. Then one time Greg said “I begin as I have always begun. I switch ON!” and then John does this rocking chair scene and he is like, “doo doo doo doooooo. Ahhhh!” “No no no! I switch off,” Greg says it.

I think there should be girls in this play because then it would be even funner. But when I saw it, it was pretty fun as well.

I think it should be rated for every age but 2 and 3 and 1. I don’t think the 2s could stand how long that rocking chair scene is. The brain on the table I think little kids would be scared. The peeing of the pants I think my friend Lana would think was really funny. We both really like comedy. I think people should come see the play every day. It is so fun!

1 comment:

Noah said...

Thank you so much Ada for your very thorough review of "The Complete Lost Works of Samuel Beckett...". I am glad you enjoyed it so much because we have been working on it for a long time. (I had a feeling you did because I could hear you laughing from the stage.) I hope some day you will get to see some other plays by Samuel Beckett. I would be very interested to hear what you think.
your fan,
Greg