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Samuel Beckett and Performance Art

Tubridy, Derval. 2014. Samuel Beckett and Performance Art. Journal of Beckett Studies, 23(1), pp. 34-53. ISSN 0309-5207 [Article]

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‘Samuel Beckett and Performance Art’ explores the interconnections between Performance Art and Samuel Beckett's prose and drama. It analyses the relations between Beckett's work and that of Franz Erhard Walther, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Marina Abramovic, Alastair MacLennan and Amanda Coogan. It concludes that examining Beckett in the context of Performance Art enables us to reconsider elements vital to his theatre: the experience of the body in space in terms of duration and endurance; the role of repetition, reiteration and rehearsal; and the visceral interplay between language and the body.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.3366/jobs.2014.0085

Keywords:

Performance Art, Samuel Beckett, repetition, exhaustion, body, Franz Erhard Walther, Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Vito Acconci, Chris Burden, Marina Abramovic, Alastair MacLennan and Amanda Coogan

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

English and Comparative Literature
English and Comparative Literature > Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought

Dates:

DateEvent
31 March 2014Published

Item ID:

22451

Date Deposited:

28 Nov 2017 14:52

Last Modified:

28 Jul 2018 16:46

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/22451

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