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Waiting for Godot and Happy Days

Text and Performance

  • Authors
  • Katharine¬†Worth
Textbook

Part of the Text and Performance book series (TEPE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-8
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Katharine Worth
      Pages 9-10
    3. Katharine Worth
      Pages 10-10
  3. Text

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Waiting for Godot

      1. Katharine Worth
        Pages 11-11
      2. Katharine Worth
        Pages 11-12
      3. Katharine Worth
        Pages 12-14
      4. Katharine Worth
        Pages 14-18
      5. Katharine Worth
        Pages 18-33
    3. Happy Days

      1. Katharine Worth
        Pages 33-34
      2. Katharine Worth
        Pages 34-34
      3. Katharine Worth
        Pages 35-36
      4. Katharine Worth
        Pages 36-47
      5. Katharine Worth
        Pages 47-54
  4. Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Katharine Worth
      Pages 55-56
    3. Katharine Worth
      Pages 56-58
    4. Waiting for Godot

    5. Happy Days

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 102-107

About this book

Introduction

A study of Waiting for Godot and Happy Days as texts for performance, with detailed accounts of four performances: Waiting for Godot at the national Theatre, London, in 1987, and at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester; Happy Days with peggy Ashcroft, in 1976, and Billie Whitelaw in 1979. There is discussion of structure and setting, rhythm, language and style, and characterisation. Textual revisions made by Beckett himself in the course of directing the plays are noted in relation to the National Theatre production which incorporated some of them.

Keywords

comedy language theatre tragedy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-08142-4
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1990
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-39578-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-08142-4
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