It argues how the figure of Caliban not merely functions as a model fora colonial power-dynamic that can be seen to operate here and elsewhere in Beckett, but how Caliban is equally significant as a lyrical figure whose great speech about sleeping, waking, and dreaming informs Beckett’s play in a number of ways.'Subjected to an absolute accusation': Dissolving to the Levinasian Face-to-Face Encounter in Samuel Beckett's "Eh Joe" --- Modernist Studies Ireland: Works in Progress Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway, 29th November 2018.Discussions of Samuel Beckett’s work, and of his middle-period plays in particular, have long focused on the pessimistic complexion of the content that partially constitutes these texts. more Discussions of Samuel Beckett’s work, and of his middle-period plays in particular, have long focused on the pessimistic complexion of the content that partially constitutes these texts.
more In this article, I demonstrate that the Second World War has had a stronger bearing on Waiting for Godot than has previously been suggested.
I shall do so by focusing on the differences in terms of place names, stock phrases and puns in Beckett's French and English versions of the play.
Through analysis of new documentary evidence, I will show that the French Godot contains several allusions to Pétain's ideology and Vichy propaganda which have remained unnoticed until now, and which has been erased in the translation process from French to English While the connection between Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and King Lear has become something of a critical commonplace, references to other Shakespeare plays can also be found throughout. more While the connection between Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and King Lear has become something of a critical commonplace, references to other Shakespeare plays can also be found throughout.
This essay traces Godot’s debt to two plays in particular.
«Από την ακούσια έμφυτη τάση στην εκούσια επίκτητη επιλογή.
Ο άνθρωπος και η σχέση του με τη φύση μέσα από θεατρικά παραδείγματα», στην ημερίδα: “Τέχνη, Φύση και Ανθρωπόκαινος Εποχή”, Αγορά Αργύρη στην Πάτρα στα πλαίσια του Re-Culture 4 στις 5 Νοεμβρίου 2016Ο άνθρωπος και η σχέση του με τη φύση.
Moving on to "Eh Joe," this paper further demonstrates that Beckett’s cinematography more immediately implicates the viewer in this face-to-face encounter as it almost entirely collapses the distinction between audience and stage while reconstructing the accusatory and non-empirical characteristics of the Levinasian ‘Face’.
The present study aims at discussing the questioning attitude of Samuel Beckett towards Christianity, in his play Waiting for Godot.
The work belongs to the Theatre of the Absurd movement of the 1950s which propagates the existentialist philosophy of Albert Camus and Jean Sartre.
It is suggested through textual analysis that the play questions the basic claims, tenets, andideology of Christianity.