Beckett the Spiritist: Breath and its Media Drama

Rapcsak, Balazs. (2020) Beckett the Spiritist: Breath and its Media Drama. Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 32 (1). pp. 55-70.

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Most of the critical attention devoted to Breathhas been focused on its adaptations and the affinities between its theatrical realization and the visual arts. Tracing Beckett’s ambivalent attitude towards the staging of the play, this articleoffers a closer analysis of Breathas a textual artefact. It discussesvarious published and unpublished versions of the script and their relation to the sketch’s infamous ‘appropriation’in its first production as part of the revue Oh! Calcutta!, in an attempt to reconstruct three episodes of a media drama that unfolds in and around the play.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > Amerikanistik (Schweighauser)
UniBasel Contributors:Rapcsak, Balazs
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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