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Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Jonathan Bignell


This study analyses Samuel Beckett's television plays in relation to the history and theory of television, arguing that they are in dialogue with innovative television traditions connected to Modernism in television, film, radio, theatre, literature and the visual arts. Using original research from BBC archives and manuscript sources, it provides new perspectives on the relationships between Beckett's television dramas and the wider television culture of Britain and Europe. The book also compares and contrasts the plays for television with Beckett's Film and broadcasts of his theatre work incl ... More

Keywords: Samuel Beckett, television plays, Modernism, Beckett on Film, production process, broadcasting, films, programmes, radio, theatre

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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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Jonathan Bignell, author

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