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Beckett Waiting For Godot

Author : David Bradby
ISBN : 0521594294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Waiting for Godot is a byword in every major world language. No other twentieth-century play has achieved such global currency. His innovations have affected not only the writing of plays, but all aspects of their staging. In this book David Bradby explores the impact of the play and its influence on acting, directing, design, and the role of theatre in society. Bradby begins with an analysis of the play and its historical context. After discussing the first productions in France, Britain and America, he examines subsequent productions in Africa, Eastern Europe, Israel, America, China and Japan. The book assesses interpretations by actors such as Bert Lahr, David Warrilow, Georges Wilson, Barry McGovern and Ben Kingsley, and directors Roger Blin, Susan Sontag, Sir Peter Hall, Luc Bondy, Yukio Ninagawa and Beckett himself. It also contains an extensive production chronology, bibliography and illustrations from major productions.

Waiting For Godot

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : OCLC:13032425
Genre : Drama
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No Exit And Three Other Plays

Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
ISBN : 9781101971239
Genre : Drama
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4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict and an arresting attack on American racism.

The Seagull

Author : Christopher Hampton
ISBN : 0822223457
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: THE SEAGULL is one of the great plays about writing. It superbly captures the struggle for new forms, the frustrations and fulfillments of putting words on a page. Chekhov, in his first major play, stages a vital argument about the theat

Ourselves Alone

Author : Anne Devlin
ISBN : 0822216728
Genre : Performing Arts
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THE STORY: Three women in Belfast dream of escaping the political peril that marks their lives, but cannot because of the family loyalties instilled in them and their complicated relationships with men. Frieda is a would-be singer whose pro-IRA fat

Beckett Matters

Author : S.E. Gontarski
ISBN : 9781474414418
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Representing a profound engagement with the work of Samuel Beckett, this volume gathers the very best of Stan Gontarski's Beckett criticism on practical, theoretical and critical levels. Such a range suggests a multiplicity of approaches to a body of work itself multiple, produced by an artist who underwent any number of transformations and reinventions over his long writing career.a Many of the essays collected here explore Beckett's debt to his age, Beckett very much a product of a culture in transition, which change he would help foster. But much of Beckett's creative struggle was to find a new way, his own way.a Most of the essays that comprise this volume detail that struggle, toward a way we now call Beckettian.

The Lover

Author : Harold Pinter
ISBN : 0822207044
Genre : Drama
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THE STORY: A husband goes to his office politely asking if his wife's lover will be coming today. She murmurs 'Mmmm,' and suggests he not return before six. In order not to return before six he will no doubt visit a prostitute. A competition is glossily established. When the lover does come, he is the husband, which is not surprising. The kind of sex-play follows that suggests this is the necessary titillation, and the necessary release ofhostility, between a man who means to be master of the house and a wife who means to be both wife and mistress, whatever the house may be. But there is a flaw in the accommodation. The lover is weary of his mistress; she is no longer particularly appetizing. By the time he returns, as husband, in the evening, his wife is still disturbed by the news. The performance of the afternoon has begun to carry over into the reality (or pretense) of the evening. Suddenly the husband is not quite husband, diffident over his drink. He is blurring into the lover, at the wrong hour, and angrily. The wife must seduce him now as wife, not as mistress. She does. -NY Herald-Tribune.

Juno And The Paycock

Author : Sean O'Casey
ISBN : 0981967361
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Juno Boyle, a hard-working Dublin (Ireland) tenement dweller whose husband, 'Captain' Jack Boyle, is unwilling to get a job and spends most of his day swilling booze and reminiscing about the past with his parasitic pal, Joxer. Juno is a good woman who does the best she can for her family, but in many ways, she is the enabler who allows Jack to indulge in his irresponsible lifestyle. Their daughter, Mary, who wants to better herself, makes every effort to move out of the poverty in which the family is mirred. Mary, however is now out on strike and her brother, Johnny, injured in Republican fighting, has become another drain on the family's resources. Juno's hopes for her daughter are raised when she brings home a young man who delivers unexpected and promising news, thereby setting of a series of developments that, in turn, become both funny and dispiriting.

Samuel Beckett

Author : John Fletcher
ISBN : 0571197787
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Do you want to know why Beckett has become a figure of such continuing influence and importance in the theatre? Are you studying his plays and looking for help with interpretation? Do you teach Beckett and need a reliable guide to his plays? A Faber Critical Guide to Samuel Beckett's major work gives all this and more: An introduction to the distinctive features of the playwright's work The significance of the playwright in the context of modern theatre A detailed analysis of each of the classic plays: language, structure and character features of performance select bibliography Compiled by experts in their field, for use in classroom, college or at home, Faber Critical Guides are the essential companions to the work of all leading dramatists. Also in this series: Faber Critical Guides to the major works of Sean O'Casey, Brian Friel, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard.

Samuel Beckett S Waiting For Godot

Author : William Hutchings
ISBN : 0313308799
Genre : Drama
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