Hamm is blind and unable to stand; Clov, his servant, is unable to sit; Nagg and Nell are his father and mother, who are legless and live in dustbins. Together they live in a room with two windows, but there may be nothing at all outside.

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Hamm and his parents, Nagg and Nell, live neccessarily sedentary lives while Clov cannot stop moving and gets them things, or offers to get them when they are not there to get. Clov wants to leave after Nagg and Nell die, but apparently there is nowhere to leave to. Written by Scott Andrew Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Clov: Finished, it's finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished. Grain upon grain, one by one, and one day, suddenly, there's a heap, a little heap, the impossible heap. I can't be punished any more. I'll go now to my kitchen, ten feet by ten feet by ten feet, and wait for him to whistle me. Nice dimensions, nice proportions, I'll lean on the table, and look at the wall, and wait for him to whistle me.
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dark, grim, ugly, fascinating
18 May 2003 | by (Superb) – See all my reviews

One of the best from the series The Complete Beckett. Gambon is dreadful and brilliant. I found myself utterly riveted. As the TV ads here said when the full series was shown recently, many will find Beckett pointless. A fortunate few will find him brilliant. Thank heavens this series was made.


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