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“As he gets older, he does this wonderful thing, which is why I always like working with him — he never has a pre-conceived notion of how he’s going to do it. He gets the cast together and then it starts. And that’s the seed, and you’ve got the play, of course, and then he just plants them in the soil and lets them grow in rehearsal, which I think is always the best way. This is his great skill. Because he’s done so much now, he doesn’t feel any need to have to sort of impose anything on it. He just helps it grow and nurtures it. A wonderful way of working.”

Alan Dobie, interviewed by Sarah Vernon while appearing in Peter Hall’s production at the Theatre Royal Bath of Waiting for Godot.

Originally published on R&V 30-10-06

9 comments on “Quote • ALAN DOBIE on PETER HALL on GODOT

  1. beetleypete

    Nice quote. Dobie is a ‘gentleman actor’, at least whenever I watched him.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

  2. First Night Design


  3. sheila ridout

    what is with the was alan dobie is 85 and, still very much alive

  4. First Night Design

    I know indeed he’s very much alive and I wasn’t sure what you were saying until I saw that Pete had written ‘was’. Thank you for pointing it out.

  5. sheila ridout

    your most welcome
    alan dobie is on a pinterest page i pin regularly to called ‘best english actors’
    lots of his wonderful career there if you care to view.
    trying to make sure his work is never forgotten
    in my humble opinion he should have a ‘lifetime’ bafta award for it.

  6. sheila ridout

    yes, sarah we e-mailed one another back in 2016 i said at the time your interview with him was wonderful.

  7. First Night Design

    Thank you!

  8. sheila ridout

    your welcome

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