They Make a Noise Like Feathers

Sting & Honey’s production of Waiting for Godot opens a week from tonight.

In bocca al lupo…


Estragon: All the dead voices.
Vladimir: They make a noise like wings.
Estragon: Like leaves.
Vladimir: Like sand.
Estragon: Like leaves.

Silence.

Vladimir: They all speak at once.
Estragon: Each one to itself.

Silence.

Vladimir: Rather they whisper.
Estragon: They rustle.
Vladimir: They murmur.
Estragon: The rustle.

Silence.

Vladimir: What do they say?
Estragon: They talk about their lives.
Vladimir: To have lived is not enough for them.
Estragon: They have to talk about it.
Vladimir: To be dead is not enough for them.
Estragon: It is not sufficient.

Silence.

Vladimir: They make a noise like feathers.
Estragon: Like leaves.
Vladimir: Like ashes.
Estragon: Like leaves.

–Samuel Beckett

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