Patrick Topitschnig: Scream
Scream is an ironic homage to Samuel Beckett‘s Breath (1969). At the apex of his minimalistic work, Beckett conceived this short theater piece. Breath is to be realized with Beckett‘s meticulous instructions within its five acts. Beckett himself describes the work as „a farce in five acts“. Whether he relates this to the content of the piece or the piece itself remains uncertain. But certainly it is one of the most extensively interpreted pieces of theater.