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Theatre Topics 7.2 (1997) 104

Acting "at the nerve ends": Beckett, Blau, and the Necessary

Phillip B. Zarrilli


Figure 1. Act Without Words I performed as a group choreography with four protagonists. From left to right: Jason Bohan, Peder Melhuse, Jeff Morrison, and Dan Crozier. Using black umbrellas held by onstage attendants, each casts "a circle of shadow." The protagonist "continues to reflect" when there is a "Whistle from above." Here, each protagonist "turns, sees tree . . ." Photo: Phillip B. Zarrilli.