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The intense collaboration took a toll on both of them."Walter had to begin again," Dwan recalls. ("I mean, it must be bizarre — a blond, blue-eyed woman in her 30s going around with black shoe polish over her face, tying her head to a piece of wood.") In 1910, director Sidney Olcott filmed a silent 12-minute romance in the wheat fields and stone cottages of Ireland's County Cork for the New York-based studio Kalem Co. In 1910, director Sidney Olcott filmed a silent 12-minute romance in the wheat fields and stone cottages of Ireland's County Cork for the New York-based studio Kalem Co. (Rebecca Keegan)What has sustained her, she says, is her sense of privilege."Beckett's characters are slices of the universe.
"Of course he could re-create any one of Beckett's performances with his eyes closed, but that would have been a museum piece, and Beckett would have hung us out to dry. Olcott's "The Lad From Old Ireland" — which played especially well to the growing number of Irish immigrants in the U. Olcott's "The Lad From Old Ireland" — which played especially well to the growing number of Irish immigrants in the U. You see me here today, and I'm blond and high-heeled.
' And she said, 'I don't know how to answer that, Sam.' And he said, 'Well, never mind, back you go.'"Dwan and Whitelaw met in 2006, soon after Dwan first performed "Not I," when she was still in her 20s.
The elder actress coached the younger, passing on Beckett's notes and observations, commiserating with her in the darkest moments of the journey.
Photographs of her in the contraption evoke a torture device."Well, it is a torture device," concedes Dwan, who says she's a bit embarrassed when reporters focus on the injuries (neck compression, hernia) she has sustained.
Things move so fast in New York that I only recently stopped to ask myself how I’d wound up here, over 35 and still single, but not always wanting to be. I’d already crossed the fuck-it-something's-got-to-give threshold of my New York dating life. If this trip had been a blind date, I would’ve walked out of the bar the second I saw New Bern’s offerings, via a terrifying night of Tindering.
The Irish actress Lisa Dwan is visiting the Broad Stage in Santa Monica one bright morning when she asks theater staffers one key question: "How is the blackout coming along?
"For five shows beginning Thursday, Dwan will perform three short plays by Samuel Beckett, including "Not I," an anguished monologue delivered "at the speed of thought" by a disembodied mouth floating in absolute darkness.
That’s the feeling that rises up in my throat whenever anyone asks me the totally non-condescending question of why I’m still single, which I’ve answered so many times in so many tones (“Just haven't met the right guy, I guess! There was the guy who kept taking calls from a number he’d labeled “Happy Happy Fun Time,” which turned out to be his drug dealer.
I've met guys in bars, at parties, while snowboarding, through friends, and online via Ok Cupid, Match, Tinder, Hinge, Happn, Bumble, The League, How About We, Coffee Meets Bagel, and even Nerve.com, a site for “literary smut” that hosted online personals in that early-aughts dark age before smartphones.
Beckett's stage directions don't mention a headboard, and when he directed the actress Billie Whitelaw, his late-in-life muse, in 1973, she performed it in 14 minutes from the relative comfort of a dentist's chair.