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 takes a look at the most sustained work on the intertextual relationships between Beckett's television drama and other work by him and by others. It examines the association between authored television drama with discourses of ‘quality’, and discusses some matters of visual design, music and literary reference in television plays. It discusses the relationship between uses of visual space in Beckett's television plays and Film and his theatrical works. It also addresses some questions of performance related to ‘theatricality’ and the prevalent motif identified by Beckett critics of increasing formal simplicity or minimalism in his theatre.

Keywords: intertextual relationships; television drama; discourses of quality; visual space; performance; theatricality; formal simplicity; minimalism

Chapter.  14079 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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