As the curtain rises on Act 2, Winnie is now buried up to her neck with dishevelled hair, but with the fascinator still in place. Again, the loud clock chimes signal the start of another day, however now Winnie seems less willing, and it takes a lot of energy to wake. It’s at this point that I believe Winnie to be dead and making her descent into the ground. Her husband, Willie, makes another appearance, this time we see him full on as he crawls around the base of the mound in an attempt to reach Winnie. This moment is powerful as he puts his all into trying to reach his wife.
As I mentioned at the start of my review, I am not 100% sure whether my interpretation of the story is what Samuel Beckett had in mind, but the power of theatre allows us to make up our own mind and I was happy with my conclusion as I left the theatre.