La Jolla Playhouse
August 6, 1996

Because his writing is so concerned with stripping away rather than a kind of lushness in language, it’s difficult to work on his work,” Maleczech says. “It’s hard to find a way in unless you just throw yourself in there.”

The key, she says, is to be exacting: “Especially in ‘Happy Days,’ it’s clearly set out. Pause means one thing, period means another, and dot-dot-dot means another. The precision is part of the challenge, actually.

-Ruth Maleczech on Beckett, LA Times 1996