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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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Introduction

Introduction

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Beckett on Screen
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Jonathan Bignell

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses Samuel Beckett and his works that were adapted for British television and radio. It considers the question of whether Beckett's television plays are single ‘literary’ dramas or part of a larger series. It also identifies some critical traditions in Television Studies. The final section of the chapter presents an overview of the following chapters.

Keywords:   Samuel Beckett, television plays, literary dramas, critical traditions, Television Studies

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