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Beyond minimalism : Beckett's late style in the theater

Author: Enoch Brater
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987.
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Beyond Minimalism explores Beckett's drama of the '70s and '80s, examining the ways in which play text and performance merge through the playwright's poetic idiom. Beginning with Not I and continuing through Catastrophe and What Where, Brater examines the plays not only as texts but also as theater pieces. Discussing the technical and aesthetic demands that productions like Footfalls and Rockaby make on actor,  Read more...
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Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Enoch Brater
ISBN: 0195041674 9780195041675 0195066553 9780195066555
OCLC Number: 13795090
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 209 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Genre under stress --
The eye in Not I --
That time on that space --
Footfalls to infinity --
Shades for film and video --
Monologue, impromptu, and mask --
"Other only" images --
Play as performance poem.
Responsibility: Enoch Brater.
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This critical study of Samuel Beckett's plays analyzes the use of disjointed body imagery, masks, abstract monologue and experimentations in film and video. The text argues that Beckett has been  Read more...

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'Brater cals his book Beyond Minimalism, but he might almost have called it Beyond Criticism, since it charts Beckett's movements beyond classificatory rubrics (the absurd, the nihilistic, the Read more...

 
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