Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett's Later Drama (Hardcover)

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This book, first published in 1993, is the first full-length analysis of Samuel Beckett's later drama in the context of contemporary critical and performance theory. It employs a close, textual examination of the later plays as a springboard for exploring ideas around authority, gender and the ideology of performance. Recent work in the world of critical theory has suggested new ways of looking at performance practice. McMullan argues that, while contemporary theory can deepen our understanding of Beckett's dramatic practice, his drama places performance in the context of a metaphysical history and a metatheatrical tradition, thereby confronting and provoking some of the central debates in performance studies' engagement with critical theory.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780367747527
ISBN-10: 0367747529
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: May 19th, 2021
Pages: 160
Language: English