Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
Radio Beckett: Musicality in the Radio Plays of Samuel Beckett (Paperback)
  • Radio Beckett: Musicality in the Radio Plays of Samuel Beckett (Paperback)
zoom

Radio Beckett: Musicality in the Radio Plays of Samuel Beckett (Paperback)

(author)
£42.95
Paperback 268 Pages / Published: 16/06/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the decade following the success of Waiting for Godot (1952), Samuel Beckett wrote some of his most absorbing work for radio. These plays display the author's appreciation of the essential properties of radio broadcasting. They also highlight a profound musicality which, while evident in his novels, poetry and plays, is particularly noteworthy in this medium.
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
ISBN: 9783039113712
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 150 x 220 x 18 mm
Edition: New edition

You may also be interested in...

Olivier
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Handbook of Acting Techniques
Added to basket
The Actor and the Target
Added to basket
So You Want To Be A Theatre Director
Added to basket
Creating A Role
Added to basket
Contemporary Monologues for Women
Added to basket
The Complete Stanislavsky Toolkit
Added to basket
The Excellent Audition Guide
Added to basket
The Rules of Acting
Added to basket
Orson Welles, Volume 1
Added to basket
The Improvisation Book
Added to basket
Classical Monologues for Women
Added to basket
The Golden Rules of Acting
Added to basket
Not My Father's Son
Added to basket
Actions: The Actors' Thesaurus
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.