Alain Françon facing Beckett: in search of the essential

Alain Francon facing Beckett in search of the essential

Vladimir and Estragon have been waiting for Godot for 70 years, and so have we…

But who is Godot? Godot, for Alain Françon, that’s the essential, that’s the right word, that’s what we’re looking for without knowing if it will happen…

For his new staging at La Scala in Paris, director Alain Françon has chosen the famous play Waiting for Godot soaking up the author’s 400 pages of staging notes. He tells us about his “exciting work as an archaeologist, or a volcanologist”, to give life in the fairest way to Beckett’s masterpiece.

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