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Empty figure on an empty stage : the theatre of Samuel Beckett and his generation

Author: Les Essif
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.
Series: Drama and performance studies, v. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essif develops a theory of hyper-subjectivity for drama relying on nonrealistic movement, drawing on the impression of emptiness in the body and mind of a character on stage.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Essif, Les.
Empty figure on an empty stage.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606533074
Named Person: Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett; Samuel Beckett
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Les Essif
ISBN: 0253338476 9780253338471
OCLC Number: 44927088
Description: x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Emptiness: ontological, theatrical, theatro-psychic --
2. Surrealist inner space: theatre of the (empty) mind --
3. Beckett's pursuit of emptiness: the concentrated (empty) image behind the fragmented story in the late plays --
4. Avatars of the hypersubjective dramatic character --
5. The hypersubjective avatar manqué --
6. The hypersubjective marionette-like legacy of Pierrot:from the social space of the commedia to the empty space of nouveau théâtre.
Series Title: Drama and performance studies, v. 13.
Responsibility: Les Essif.

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A study that considers the ways playwrights draw meaning from emptiness. It examines drama associated with non-realistic movement known as theatre of the absurd, focusing on the ways dramatists  Read more...

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Essif (Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville) presents a sophisticated analysis of theatrical and psychic space, particularly of Beckett's empty figure on an empty stage. With special regard for the later Read more...

 
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