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The actress, 38, is petite, blond and blue-eyed, and in her black leather jacket, jeans and 4-inch heels, she could be playing Sandy in "Grease." The staffers, looking as dazzled as Danny in "Grease," imply that they may not be able to turn off all the house lights, especially the exit signs.
They mutter about fire codes and workable alternatives."But, you see, the piece depends on utter darkness," Dwan explains gently but firmly in her lilting brogue. The audience simply can't have any external point of reference.
She informs a staffer bringing her a cup of coffee, "You are gorgeous."She seems remarkably serene for a person who regularly inhabits the darkest places an actress can visit.
Not even Whitelaw performed "Not I" together with Beckett's similarly harrowing "Footfalls" and "Rockaby" in a single evening, as Dwan will do at the Broad Stage.
And as a woman, it is the most gratifying and spoiling compliment that Beckett wants more and more and more from me.
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.
Meanwhile, she'll relocate from Ireland to the United States, where she will be artist in residence at NYU and Princeton University and split her time between New York and L. "I'd love to take all I've learned and translate it into film," she says. But I'm not going to hold my breath, because I've been spoiled rotten."Does Dwan, the living repository of Beckett's vision, feel a responsibility to pass on her knowledge? "I think we have to be careful of this kind of Dalai Lama, laying-on-of-hands stuff with Beckett," she says. the church of Beckett and the nonsense around that to be deeply unhelpful. Where Billie Whitelaw was so successful is not the way people think: the laying on of hands.
She demystified a huge amount of rubbish surrounding Beckett. It would be very worrying if that got confused with a kind of dynasty."And what of Mouth, who will be set adrift, no longer attached to any body at all?