Robin Williams is at peace

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Robin Williams was one of the kindest, most talented, funniest, most creative individuals to ever walk the earth. He was a ball of energy and light in an imperfect vessel. Now he has cast it off and all of that beautiful energy is truly free. He survived much and experienced more than most of us ever will – and as cliched as it sounds, brought joy to the world. A true loss.

Waiting for…

This clip is from Waiting for Beckett. It is the only place I can find any of the Steve Martin, Robin Williams production.  You will find it between 4:06 and 10:40, but do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing.  Not insignificantly, it was directed by Mike Nichols and also featured Bill Irwin, F. Murry Abraham, and Lukas Haas.  I – and it seems many others – would love to see the whole thing someday, but it is nowhere to be found.

Williams and Martin appear to nail the comedy in Beckett.  I get the feeling Williams could play every character brilliantly (though I don’t like his improv in the scene – so wrong on so many levels).  Aside from the criticism (“Critic!”), their attempt at playing Beckett is intriguing to say the least.

Aha! I just found this:

http://www.anecdotage.com/articles/106409/robin-williams-improvising-shakespeare

It seems the pre-Godot Robin Williams agreed with me about improvising on Beckett’s text.

Here is part I of the documentary, Waiting for Beckett.  Just play the youtube wild goose chase after that to find the other parts.  It is excellent – well worth suffering through the poor quality of the copy.

Waiting for…

This clip is from Waiting for Beckett. It is the only place I can find any of the Steve Martin, Robin Williams production (between 4:06 and 10:40, but do yourself a favor and watch the whole thing). Not insignificantly, it was directed by Mike Nichols and also featured Bill Irwin, F. Murry Abraham, and Lukas Haas.  I – and it seems many others – would love to see the whole thing someday, but it is nowhere to be found.  Williams and Martin appear to nail the comedy in Beckett and Robin Williams, because he is also an actor (with all that word implies )  has everything you need for the play.  I have a feeling he could play every character brilliantly (though I don’t like his improv in the scene – so wrong on so many levels).  Aside from the criticism (“Critic!”), their attempt at playing Beckett is intriguing to say the least.

Aha! I just found this:

http://www.anecdotage.com/articles/106409/robin-williams-improvising-shakespeare

It seems the pre-Godot Robin Williams agreed with me about improvising on Beckett’s text.

 

Here is part I of the documentary, Waiting for Beckett.  Just play the youtube goose chase after that to find the other parts.  It is excellent – well worth making it through the poor quality of the copy.