Radio Beckett: Musicality in the Radio Plays of Samuel Beckett (Paperback)Kevin Branigan (author)
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This book is an analysis of the contribution made to radio drama by Beckett. In these plays, he is concerned with themes of human isolation and the frailty of memory and communication. He identified radio as an ideal medium for the presentation of these themes and the development of drama which could transcend the limitations of realism.
Beckett used music as an essential component of his radio output for a variety of purposes. In this study, the author argues that, while Beckett's radio plays are suffused with a bleak sense of disintegration of language, music offers a sense of optimism. A variety of musical and performance perspectives is utilised to gain a greater appreciation of these radio plays.
Publisher: Verlag Peter Lang
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 150 x 220 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition
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