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It's a Slippery Slope Texts for Nothing, as produced this past October at Off Broadway's Classic Stage Company, featured three indelible elements: the words of Samuel Beckett, the clowning of Bill Irwin, and the scenery of Douglas Stein. All three artists were well-matched. Irwin had a personal triumph for the skill with which he navigated Beckett's word maze, while Stein's mountainous setting created a stunning visual environment. The sight of Irwin struggling to climb, and inevitably

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