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Beckett on ScreenThe Television Plays$
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Jonathan Bignell

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064203

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.001.0001

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Beckett on Screen

Jonathan Bignell

Manchester University Press

This chapter discusses the importance of the technologies that were used in making the five dramas Beckett wrote for British television. It studies television adaptations of Beckett's theatre plays, which were recorded in a television studio. It examines the work done on the aesthetics of television and also notes how changes on production technologies affected Beckett's work and other productions. This chapter also discusses the aesthetic significance of studio production and the plays' uses of film recording technology in the television studio.

Keywords:   television adaptations, theatre plays, aesthetics of television, production technologies, aesthetic significance, studio production, film recording technology

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