“Yes, strange, darkness best”

By posted at 2:00 pm on April 14, 2013 4

In 1962, Samuel Beckett wrote “Play.” Originally intended to be a stage production, the piece has now been adapted as a short film starring Alan Rickman, Kristin Scott-Thomas and Juliet Stepherson. Come for the Beckett writing (full text can be found here), but stay for the disembodied heads-in-urns.

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4 Responses to ““Yes, strange, darkness best””

  1. Jane
    at 2:38 pm on April 14, 2013

    Hardly “has now”. This was released in 2002 as part of the Beckett on Film project.

  2. beamish13
    at 7:24 pm on April 14, 2013

    Yep. The whole series is worth viewing, though, particularly Atom Egoyan’s take on KRAPP’S LAST TAPE.

  3. CP
    at 1:29 pm on April 15, 2013

    I was going to say the same–Krapp’s Last Tape is fantastic, as is most of the Beckett on Film series.

  4. Bernie
    at 7:43 pm on April 15, 2013

    Strange little article here but sharing this adaptation of “Play” can never be a bad thing. And, as mentioned, the DVD collection this is from is a great introduction to Beckett’s work.

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