"The repeat may be an exact replica of the first
statement or it may present an element
of variation....Changed order
of speeches in
as far as
this is compatible with unchanged continuity for actors."
Samuel Beckett, Introduction, Play, London. 1968.
"His separation of speech from motion...becomes the fulcrum of performance: play therefore composed of two approximately equal parts, listening/immobility and non-listening/motion....Beckett wished abrupt and vivid disjunction between still listening and agitated non-listening. Toward this end, he amplified his stage directions and simplified his stage picture." Ruby Cohn, Just Play: Beckett's Theater, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 1980, p. 246