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Jonathan Bignell

. There is a typescript with production notes for Nacht und Träume at the Beckett International Foundation’s Reading archive (Beckett undated h). This records that a blue cloth was used to conceal the body of the person whose arm is seen in the play. The same technique was used in Cocteau’s La Belle et La Bête (1946), and in Cocteau’s 1950 film Orphée . Surrealist notions of the autonomised body were also explored using reverse motion. Roger Blin, director of the first French production of Godot and thus a contributor to the system of bodily movement that set the

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