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Author: Samuel BeckettMichael ColganAlan MoloneyKarel ReiszBlue Angel Films (Dublin, Ireland)All authors
Publisher: [Ireland] : Blue Angel Films Ltd., New York : Ambrose Video, ©2001 ; 2002.
Series: Beckett on film.
Edition/Format:   DVD video   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Digital video collection
Database:WorldCat
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One of Beckett's most powerful plays is in fact a mime. A man sits in a desert and struggles to reach a flask of water and other objects symbolizing relief or escape, which remain stubbornly out of reach. Yet despite his continual disappointment, he does not give up. What is significant about this play is that Beckett has captured, wordlessly and with great precision, the major concerns and motifs of Waiting for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Film adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Beckett on film. Act without words I.
(OCoLC)53719506
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Samuel Beckett; Michael Colgan; Alan Moloney; Karel Reisz; Blue Angel Films (Dublin, Ireland); Tyrone Productions.; Raidió Teilifís Éireann.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Bord Scannán na hÉireann.; Clarence Pictures.; Ambrose Video Publishing.
OCLC Number: 173261845
Notes: Originally produced in 2001.
Streaming video (16 min.).
Cast: Sean Foley.
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Beckett on film.
Other Titles: Samuel Beckett's Act without words I
Responsibility: Blue Angel Films / Tyrone Productions for Radio Telefís Eireann & Channel 4 in association with Bord Scánnán Na Héireann ; produced by Michael Colgan & Alan Moloney ; director, Karel Reisz.

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One of Beckett's most powerful plays is in fact a mime. A man sits in a desert and struggles to reach a flask of water and other objects symbolizing relief or escape, which remain stubbornly out of reach. Yet despite his continual disappointment, he does not give up. What is significant about this play is that Beckett has captured, wordlessly and with great precision, the major concerns and motifs of Waiting for Godot and Endgame. The man learns through frustrating repetitive experience that there is "nothing to be done." There is no escape from the playing area - he is "immediately flung back" when he attempts to enter the wings. Not even suicide or death, the final exit, are available. The things of the world tease him and ultimately abandon him to leave him lying, moving in the Desert.

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