Beyond Minimalism

Beyond Minimalism

Beckett's Late Style in the Theater

Book - 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 astheater pieces. Discussing the technical and aesthetic demands that productions like Footfalls and Rockaby make on actor, director, and spectator, Brater clarifies the essential relationship between Beckett's achievement in the context of the breakdown of genre, performance poetry, and theelectronic intrusion of the recorded voice as a new theatrical convention. In the course of his analysis Brater demonstrates how Beckett's late style in the theater both continues and clarifies the dramatic lyricism that is the hallmark of earlier works such as Endgame and Waiting for Godot.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
ISBN: 9780195041675
0195041674
Branch Call Number: PR6003.E282 Z5767
Characteristics: x, 209 p. ; 23 cm

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