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Beyond Minimalism Beckett's Late Style in the Theater

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 responsible for a truly avant-garde departure from our concepts of the "theatrical."

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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 responsible for a truly avant-garde departure from our concepts of the "theatrical.""@en
  • "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, director, and spectator, Brater clarifies the essential relationship between Beckett's achievement in the context of the breakdown of genre, performance poetry, and the electronic 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."
  • "Beckett's later dramatic works defy generic classification as pure theatre, poetry, or prose. Instead, Brater argues, they forge a new aesthetic for themselves. Analysing Beckett's use of disjointed body imagery; mask; abstract monologue; and the experimentation in film and video in the 1980s, Brater demonstrates Beckett's truly avant-garde departure from our concepts of the 'theatrical'."@en

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  • "Criticism, interpretation, etc"
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