Waiting for Godot

A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571297013

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 128

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Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Thtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955. 'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live.' Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955 'I told him that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly.' Samuel Beckett, 1955

Drei Romane

Molloy. Malone stirbt. Der Namenlose

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518456729

Category:

Page: 566

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Die Trilogie, zwischen 1951 und 1953 erstmals erschienen, ist in mancherlei Hinsicht eine epische Parallele zu Becketts weltberühmtem Theaterstück Warten auf Godot. Auch hier gibt es keine eigentliche Handlung, es wird vielmehr eine Situation wirklich - eine furchtbare Vision unserer Welt, in der der Mensch zu schrumpfen beginnt und dem Zerfall anheimfällt oder im Sterben liegt und auf sein Innerstes zurückgeworfen ist oder ohne Geschichte dahinvegetiert auf der Suche nach Ruhe und Schweigen und dennoch das Verlangen hat, Zeugnis abzulegen.

Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518010822

Category:

Page: 167

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Die drei 'Erzählungen' sind 1945 entstanden, die dreizehn 'Texte um Nichts' 1930. Gemeinsam führen sie ein in die typische Gestaltenwelt und die stetig sich wiederholende Problematik Samuel Becketts. Sie machen keine Zugeständnisse, aber sie sind leichter zugänglich als die großen epischen Dichtungen, zu denen sie sich verhalten wie ein Bruchstück zum Ganzen, ein Bruchstück, aus dem man das Ganze rekonstruieren könnte.

Das Gleiche nochmal anders

Texte zur Bildenden Kunst

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518396148

Category: Art

Page: 116

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Samuel Becketts Texte zur Bildenden Kunst sind relativ unbekannt geblieben, da der Einfluß des Schriftstellers auf die Kunst der Moderne ist und vom Minimalismus bis zur heutigen Videokunst reicht.

Der Cid

Klassiker der französischen Literatur

Author: Pierre Corneille

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027222362

Category: Drama

Page: 90

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Die junge Adlige Chimène klagt beim König ihren Verlobten Don Rodrigue an, weil der ihren Vater, der wiederum dessen schon alten Vater beleidigt hatte, zum Duell gefordert und tödlich verletzt hat. Der König will jedoch Rodrigue nicht bestrafen, weil der sich als Heerführer gerade große Verdienste bei der Verteidigung der Stadt Sevilla erworben hat und weil er zu wissen glaubt, dass Chimène ihn liebt. Pierre Corneille (1606-1684) war ein französischer Autor, der vor allem als Dramatiker aktiv war.

Warten auf Godot

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518457511

Category:

Page: 211

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Wie kaum ein anderer Dramatiker hat Samuel Beckett das »Bewußtsein« des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt. Selbst diejenigen, die kaum eine Zeile von ihm kennen, haben einen »Begriff« von diesem Autor. Denn in Becketts Werken findet dieses Jahrhundert seinen Ausdruck - Endzeit, Aussichtslosigkeit, Pessimismus und die Überzeugung von der Absurdität der menschlichen Existenz. Die drei erfolgreichsten Stücke Becketts erscheinen jetzt in einem Band.

Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Author: John Keller

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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This book presents a comprehensive, and highly original argument about the fundamental literary value and the underlying psychological meaning of Beckett's work.

Raumkonstitution durch Sprache

Blickführung, Bildschemata und Kohäsion in Deskriptionssequenzen englischer Texte

Author: Christoph Schubert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3484971304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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Die Studie untersucht, wie die lineare Kette sprachlicher Zeichen in Deskriptionssequenzen englischer Texte vor dem ,inneren Auge‘ des Rezipienten einen Vorstellungsraum konstituiert. Sie verbindet damit in neuartiger Weise Kategorien der Textlinguistik mit Ansätzen der Semantik und der Kognitiven Grammatik. Zudem werden Ergebnisse relevanter Nachbardisziplinen wie der Literatur- und Kunstwissenschaft sowie der Wahrnehmungs- und Gestaltpsychologie einbezogen. Auf der Basis eines Korpus von Textsorten mit hohen deskriptiven Anteilen, wie etwa Reiseführern oder geographischen Sachtexten, wird eine Taxonomie von prototypischen ,Blickführungstypen‘ erarbeitet und anhand von zahlreichen exemplarischen Analysen sowie graphischen Darstellungen veranschaulicht. Diese Blickführungstypen werden als spezifische Linearisierungsstrategien definiert, die auf bildschematischen Konfigurationen aus Trajektor und Landmarke beruhen. In diesem Kontext wird analysiert, inwiefern Lokalisierungsausdrücke sowohl durch grammatische und lexikalische Kohäsion wie auch durch ortsdeiktische Situierungen zur Raumkonstitution beitragen. Von besonderem Interesse sind hierbei die textuellen Effekte und Funktionen, die aus der Blickführung resultieren.

Allusions in the Press

An Applied Linguistic Study

Author: Paul Lennon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110179507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Biographical note: Paul Lennon teaches at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Believe Me

Mein Leben zwischen Liebe, Tod und Jazzhühnern

Author: Eddie Izzard

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843715815

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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»Eddie Izzard ist der Jedi unter den Stand-Up-Comedians. Inspirierend, surreal, universal, visionär.« Michael Mittermeier Er liebt High Heels und lackierte Fingernägel. Er lief 27 Marathons an 27 Tagen, um an die Inhaftierung Mandelas zu erinnern. Er gilt als witzigster Mann Großbritanniens und trifft auch weltweit den Lachnerv — mit Gags über Hitler, Hunde, Darth Vader in der Todesstern-Kantine und Fische, die mit Fischen reden. Eddie Izzard, Humorgenie und Cross-Dresser, erzählt sein bewegtes Leben. In seiner Autobiographie »Believe Me« schildert der Entertainer lakonische, ergreifende und schreiend komische Episoden aus seinem Leben: von einer verlustreichen Kindheit, vom Entdecken einer komplizierten Sexualität, von ersten Comedy-Versuchen auf den Straßen Londons — und von seinem Plan, die Briten eines Tages zurück in die EU zu führen.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782111042

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.

Pygmalion

Romanze in fünf Akten

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518189283

Category:

Page: 161

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Knots Landing

Author: Nick Salvato

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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Airing on CBS for fourteen seasons (1979–93), Knots Landing was a spinoff of the popular drama Dallas, but ultimately ran longer and took a very different tone on domestic, social, and economic issues than its predecssor. In the first full-length scholarly study of Knots Landing, Nick Salvato situates the series in its economic and industrial contexts, addresses its surprisingly progressive relationship to the American politics of its period, offers close formal interpretations of noteworthy episodes, and unpacks the pleasures of the program’s sensuous surfaces. While it has been largely overlooked in studies of 1980s television, Knots Landing nonetheless beat more masculine fare like Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law in the ratings, introduced a novel focus on middle-class lives in melodrama, and launched or revived the careers of its major stars. In this study Salvato investigates the series’ place in widespread serialization of American primetime television in the early 1980s and the end of network dominance in the early 1990s, along with its unique relationship to Reaganism and glamour, on the one hand, and everydayness and suburbanization, on the other. Salvato also looks at the series in relation to key concepts such as memory, theatricality, identification, “quality” TV, and stardom. Fans of the series as well as readers interested in popular culture, television history, representations of gender, and constructions of celebrity will find much to enjoy in this volume.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Trance Forms

Author: Ronaldo Morelos

Publisher: Ronaldo Morelos

ISBN: 3838313631

Category: Acting

Page: 324

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This study investigates forms of theatre/performance practice and training that can be seen to employ 'trance' states or engage the concept of 'states of consciousness' as performative practice. Trance is considered to be the result of sustained involvement with detailed information that is structurally organised, invoking imaginative and affective engagements that are maintained as interactions between the performer, other performers, the environment and audience of the performance. This thesis investigates trance performance through the conceptual lens of dramatic arts practice. In their respective cultural contexts, trance and theatre attain qualities considered as sacredness. Trance practice and performance, across a range of cultural contexts, are analysed as social processes - as elements of power relations that influence the performer, audience and environment of the performance. As performance traditions and events, this study will examine strands of praxis that can be drawn from Constantin Stanislavski to Lee Strasberg to Mike Leigh; from Antonin Artaud to Samuel Beckett and Jerzy Grotowski; from the Balinese trance performance form of Sanghyang Dedari in the 1930s to the 1990s; from the Channeling practitioners in the U.S. in the 1930s to Seth and Lazaris in the 1970s to the 1990s; and from traditions of military training, performance violence, and rhetoric associated with the attacks of the 11th of September 2001 in the U.S. and its aftermath.