With productions of Endgame and Waiting for Godot on his slate for this year, Hugo Weaving talks to Clive Paget about his ‘love affair’ with Samuel Beckett and getting to grips with one of the 20th century’s knottiest writers
Do you remember your first encounter with one of Samuel Beckett’s plays? I don’t actually, but I can remember my first encounter with a Pinter. Of course Harold Pinter was massively influenced by Beckett and I can remember very clearly that feeling of watching something that was somehow rarefied but also intensely engaging at the same time. I suspect that’s what I felt when I watched Beckett for the first time as well.