I am not a theater person….not a big fan of musicals….or for that matter Shakespeare…..did enjoy some of the Greek tragedies and one two act play called “Waiting For Godot”…..
For those not familiar with this 2 act play…..
… tragicomedy in two acts by Irish writer Samuel Beckett, published in 1952 in French as En attendant Godot and first produced in 1953. Waiting for Godot was a true innovation in drama and the Theatre of the Absurd’s first theatrical success.
For those visually and mentally imparted here is a video that explains the play….
Now that I have stepped into the realm of nostalgia maybe I should explain my trip down this path…..
I recalled this play because of a photo I took of my best friend and companion, MoMo….
For some reason the photo caught my fancy and made me think of the play…..
I leave with a quote from a bathroom stall…..this is for all those theatrical nerds…..
‘I’ll Be Right Back”–Godot
Enjoy your day…..
Be Well…..Be Safe…..
A History Sunday……
Probably only UK visitors will be the only ones that will remember and then only those that are aging….like me.
The Cambridge Five were the most notorious of all the spies who worked for the Soviet Union. This British quintet were exceptional for a number of reasons: while they worked independently, they knew the identities of one another; they spied at a critical time (during the Second World War and the early Cold War); the content of their espionage complemented each other, as each worked in different parts of the government. And the amount of information they provided was unsurpassed.
The five were recruited while students at the University of Cambridge in the 1930s and each would go on to have successful dual careers as British civil servants and Soviet spies. Kim Philby (1912–88) spent most of his career working for the British intelligence agency MI6, including a period as head of Soviet counterespionage and as MI6 liaison officer to the CIA in Washington DC. Donald Maclean (1913–83) had a successful career in the Foreign Office, working on atomic and military matters. Guy Burgess (1911–63) worked briefly for MI6, but also spent some time in the Foreign Office, working in London on propaganda, and then in the British Embassy in Washington.
From the mid-1930s through the early 1960s, the Soviet Union benefited from the services of five British traitors. Reams of classified documents transferred from British files and offices to those of the Soviet’s. During the height of World War II and the Cold War which followed, classified information shared between the United States and Great Britain received an eager welcome from the Soviets. The traitors sent so much information to their Soviet handlers that some in the NKVD/KGB questioned its value. Others were simply overwhelmed by the amount of data received and had insufficient time to properly analyze it all. Much of the damage done by the group originally labeled the Cambridge 4, later expanded to 5 when another traitor’s activities came to light, remains unknown.
This Spy Ring Betrayed the US and British to Soviet Intelligence
These spies did some major damage to the US and the UK in their sell-out to the Soviets.
I Read, I Write, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”