Text Repetitions in Beckett's Plays
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This paper examines the repeating texts in many of Samuel Beckett's works, with an emphasis on the use of this device in his short plays. The author analyzes two of Beckett's short plays, "What Where" and "Play" to further explore his thesis. The paper also discusses the concept of textuality as it relates to Beckett's literary style. The paper also describes Beckett's work as taking the reader to powerful depths that require multiple readings.
From the Paper:"Textuality transpires from every part of Beckett's What Where and Play, thanks to the use of textual repetitions, which introduce each time a difference -and even a "differance". In this first section, we have try to highlight the act of repeating within the texts themselves -that is, inner-repetition-, laying emphasis on the first level of the repetition scale. Our second part will be dedicated to the re(-)presentation of the plays, that is to say, the repetition of the written texts through their performance."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Badiou, Alain (2004). On Beckett.
- Beckett, Samuel (1964). Play.
- Beckett, Samuel (1984). What Where.
- Beckett, Samuel (1986). The Complete Dramatic Works.
- Brater, Enoch (1989). Why Beckett?
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