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The Making of Samuel Beckett's Beckett's Play / Comédie an...

Door Olga Beloborodova
Engels | Paperback | 2019  

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Samuel Beckett’s short play Play / Comédie and his only film Film were written around the same time (1962-1963). They both have self-referential titles that invite meditation on the genres they represent. Although medium-specific opportunities and challenges underlie their very different geneses, they have influenced each other in terms of both form and content. In more ways than one, Film continues where Play left off. Whereas in Play the genesis shows a steady increase in speech tempo to the point of near unintelligibility, the silent Film radically eliminates speech from the outset. Conversely, the cinematic element is also clearly present in Play, notably in the crucial role assigned to the light beam as the mechanical, mindless inquisitor. Both works are grounded in technology and rely heavily on explanatory notes for the members of their production teams, thus exposing the inherently collaborative nature of such projects. The genetic critical analysis of the manuscripts of Play / Comédie and Film not only contributes to the interpretation of each work separately but also considers the two works together through the prism of Beckett’s multimedial authorship.

Olga Beloborodova is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Manuscript Genetics, University of Antwerp, Belgium.

This volume is part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (BDMP), a collaboration between the Centre for Manuscript Genetics (University of Antwerp), the Beckett International Foundation (University of Reading) and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (University of Texas at Austin), with the support of the Estate of Samuel Beckett and the European Research Council.

Productspecificaties

Auteur(s)
Olga Beloborodova
Taal
Engels
NUR Code
632
Uitgavejaar
2019
Afmetingen
212x172x23 mm
Gewicht
615 gram
Druk
1
ISBN10
9057187426
ISBN13
9789057187421