Jonathan Bignell

in Beckett on Screen

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780719064203
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701867 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter discusses Samuel Beckett and his works that were adapted for British television and radio. It considers the question of whether Beckett's television plays are single ‘literary’ dramas or part of a larger series. It also identifies some critical traditions in Television Studies. The final section of the chapter presents an overview of the following chapters.

Keywords: Samuel Beckett; television plays; literary dramas; critical traditions; Television Studies

Chapter.  5330 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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