Reflections on Beckett

Reflections on Beckett : A Centenary Celebration

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Renowned international scholars offer perspectives on one of the world's most challenging playwrights. The essays in this collection were originally delivered as part of the esteemed lecture series at Trinity College, Dublin, Samuel Beckett's alma mater. The contributors shed new light on Beckett's enigmatic theater, taking up an engaging array of topics.Included are new perspectives on Beckett's use of language and silence, on his attitudes towards the body, on Beckett's influences as well as his influence on later playwrights Suzan-Lori Parks and Femi Osofisan, and Beckett and the art of self-collaboration. Placing Beckett's work in important historical, cultural, and aesthetic contexts, the essays demonstrate the playwright's impact on theater, performance, and visual arts during the latter half of the twentieth century, and serve to open up new directions for Beckett studies well into the twenty-first.
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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 498.95g
  • Ann Arbor, United States
  • English
  • 0472116649
  • 9780472116645

About Dennis Kennedy

Anna McMullan is Chair of Drama Studies at Queens University, Belfast, and author of Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett's Later Drama. S.E. Wilmer is Senior Lecturer in Drama at Trinity College, Dublin, and author of Theatre, Society and the Nation: Staging American Identities.
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