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Charlie Rose by Samuel Beckett
October 22, 2008, 7:31 pm
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Samuel Beckett edited this footage of Charlie Rose for Charlie Rose, in a manner where Rose, the protagonist, is commenting upon himself. Charles Peet Rose, is a prolific interviewer and journalist, a once correspondent of my coveted 60 Minutes, who also hosts a late-night time slot titled “Charlie Rose.”  He is well known for CBS’s The Nightwatch 80’s broadcast interview with Charles Manson (aka  ”Helter Skelter,” an American murderer imprisoned for life), which won him an Emmy Award in 1987. Google the seven part interview in www.youtube.com.
Samuel Beckett was a  prominent Irish dramatist of the “Theatre of the Absurd,” and a poet. An inspiring postmodernist who led the way to other writers of his time. The clip above turns me on in how Beckett confronts Rose with his own self by stripping the language down to barren, minimalistic exchanges of wordplay. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969,” for his writing.  Read Samuel’s stark Waiting for Godot , if you haven’t already, you’ll see what I mean.
Dixie Rose Fernandez


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