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 chapter discusses the importance of the technologies that were used in making the five dramas Beckett wrote for British television. It studies television adaptations of Beckett's theatre plays, which were recorded in a television studio. It examines the work done on the aesthetics of television and also notes how changes on production technologies affected Beckett's work and other productions. This chapter also discusses the aesthetic significance of studio production and the plays' uses of film recording technology in the television studio.

Keywords: television adaptations; theatre plays; aesthetics of television; production technologies; aesthetic significance; studio production; film recording technology

Chapter.  12756 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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