The Explanation
(for those who require one)

And, of course, that is what all of this is -- all of this: the one song, ever changing, ever reincarnated, that speaks somehow from and to and for that which is ineffable within us and without us, that is both prayer and deliverance, folly and wisdom, that inspires us to dance or smile or simply to go on, senselessly, incomprehensibly, beatifically, in the face of mortality and the truth that our lives are more ill-writ, ill-rhymed and fleeting than any song, except perhaps those songs -- that song, endlesly reincarnated -- born of that truth, be it the moon and June of that truth, or the wordless blue moan, or the rotgut or the elegant poetry of it. That nameless black-hulled ship of Ulysses, that long black train, that Terraplane, that mystery train, that Rocket '88', that Buick 6 -- same journey, same miracle, same end and endlessness."
-- Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather

Treading the Boards #9


George C. Scott as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman, 1975. And we'll have to take IBDB's word on the rest of the cast as it is almost impossible to see at this resolution but behind Scott is James Farentino as Biff, Teresa Wright as Linda and way in the back, Harvey Keitel as Happy.

2 comments :

Flickhead said...

I remember this production — tickets were impossible to get. Some more info here. Around this time I had the good fortune to catch Broadway productions of Equus with Anthony Perkins (who paused the show to observe a bored, rude couple leave in the middle of one of his speeches) and Pinter’s No Man’s Land with Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud.

squajo said...

Yups that's the cast. I worked the show for six weeks as a Stage Manager.