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Samuel Beckett's Plays on Film and Television

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ISBN-10: 140397795X

ISBN-13: 9781403977953

Edition: 2007

Authors: Graley Herren

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This is the first comprehensive study of Nobel Laureate Samuel Beckett's innovative work for the screen. "Samuel Beckett's Plays on Film and Television "provides meticulous analysis of every play Beckett wrote, directed, or adapted for the screen. Herren studies Beckett's use of "memory machines"--technological media for channeling personal, cultural, philosophical, and artistic ghosts from the past. Having conjured these ghosts, Beckett "decomposes" them in order to recompose them for distinctly innovative use. Herren traces this countraditional approach to tradition as Beckett's signature style for film and television. The book concludes with a consideration of the "Beckett on Film"…    
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Book details

List price: $109.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 8/10/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 217
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Graley Herren is Professor of English at Xavier University, Cincinatti, Ohio. He serves on the executive board for the Samuel Beckett Society and edits the Society's newsletter, The Beckett Circle.

Acknowledgments
Beckett's Memory Machines
Slouching toward Television: Beckett's Apprenticeship in Radio and Film
"The Best's to Come": Suicidal Fantasy in Eh Joe
Decomposing and Recomposing Ghost Trio
Beckett's Double-Vision of Yeats in ...but the clouds...
Quadrat I + II: Eff It with Color
The Unanswered Prayers of Nacht und Traume
Comedie, Was Wo, and the Challenges of Screen Adaptation
Works Cited
Index