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Author Bignell, Jonathan.

Title Beckett on screen : the television plays / Jonathan Bignell.

Imprint Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  822.912 B388Dbi 2009    ---  Available
Description ix, 230 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [209]-222) and index.
Contents Production. Introduction ; Television and video aesthetics ; The significance of film in Beckett on film : play ; Studios, sound-stages and theatre ; Monochrome and colour ; Sound, music and voice : dissociated conventions -- Broadcasting contexts. Introduction ; Television forms ; Drama, arts and video art ; Avant gardes in the cinema ; Public Service Broadcasting and the value of Beckett ; Television, plays and DVDs : Beckett on film -- Institutions and authorship. Introduction ; Staging authorship ; Beckett and conventions of television authorship ; Collaboration and networking ; Authenticity, identity and performance ; Beckettian 'signatures' in film ; Posthumous reverence -- Intertexts. Introduction. Beckett among the modernists ; Film and silent cinema ; Picture planes and performance spaces ; Learning to see ; Viewer and viewed -- Evaluations. Introduction ; Broadcasting and conceptions of audience ; Beckett and television criticism ; The place of the viewer ; Schedules and audiences ; Reviewers and commentators ; The reception of Film : author, director, and star ; Audience, form and the politics of television drama -- Afterword : the lessons of history.
Summary Using original research from BBC archives and manuscript sources, this book provides perspectives on the relationship between Beckett's television dramas and the wider television culture of Britain and Europe.
Subject Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 -- Television adaptations.
Television adaptations.
Television plays.
Television plays, English.
ISBN 9780719064203 (hbk.)
0719064201 (hbk.)

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