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Author Bignell, Jonathan.

Title Beckett on Screen : the television Plays
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Production; 2. Broadcasting contexts; 3. Institutions and authorship; 4. Intertexts; 5. Evaluations; 6. Afterword: the lessons of history; Bibliography; Index
Summary This ground-breaking study analyses Beckett?s television plays in relation to the history and theory of television. It argues 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, the book provides new perspectives on the relationships between Beckett?s television dramas and the wider television culture of Britain and Europe. It also compares and contrasts the plays for television with Beckett?s Film and broadcasts of his theatr
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Television adaptations.
Genre/Form Television adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1781701865 (electronic bk.)
1847794335 (electronic bk.)
9781781701867 (electronic bk.)
9781847794338 (electronic bk.)