In one scene [of Lorca's El público] a desperate, virulent exchange between a Figure of the Vine and a Figure of Bells reminds one strongly of Beckett's later play, Waiting for Godot, which it surpasses in power.E. Honig, García Lorca, vi.
Wow, just wow. This was written in 1961. The premiere of Godot was '53.
This happens to me a lot. I just read things without paying much attention, and then the next day I realize what I should have been paying attention to.
Honig was a prominent poet, translator, and Brown University Professor. He had serious chops as a Hispanist, with a book on Calderón, for example.