Join Claudine and James Anderson as they explain the creation of Mercury's Wings' "Waiting for Godot" and the concepts that underpin the production.
Through this workshop teachers will explore: the concept of Existentialism and how it applies in a modern context; the structure and form of the play and how to personalise it; pace, pause and characterisation - exploring physicality; mood, symbol, tension and focus within the play; lessons learned from "Endgame" in 2008.
"Waiting for Godot" is one of the most influential and revered plays of the 20th Century. Its themes and ideas have had a lasting effect on the world theatre, and it is still performed and studied all over the world.
Set in an apocalyptic landscape, the play covers themes of life and death, meaning and uncertainty and the value of optimism. What at first seems a play about nihilism, become an epic journey of life affirming optimism.
"Waiting for Godot" is an absurdist play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. Godot's absence has led to many interpretations since the play's 1953 premiere. Experience this theatrical classic and draw your own conclusions.