Samuel Beckett's Self-Referential Drama

The Sensitive Chaos

By Shimon Levy

This book covers Beckett's complete dramatic works, which are examined through various expressive means: space, light, stage properties and costumes; acting, silences, vocal non-verbal expressions such as cries and whispers; and the notion of "being seen". A recurrent theme is how Beckett's self-referential and meta-theatrical plays refer back to the playwright's artistic self-consciousness and extend an invitation for an authentic dialogue with real people in the audience. This fully revised second edition includes five new chapters.

187 pages

Publication Date: 4/30/2002
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781902210469

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