Who is Samuel Beckett?

  • (noun): A playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the Theater of the Absurd (1906-1989).
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Samuel Beckett

Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

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Existentializer - Influence Outside Philosophy - Art - Theatre
... in the Theatre of the Absurd, notably in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, in which two men divert themselves while they wait expectantly for someone (or ... Samuel Beckett, once asked who or what Godot is, replied, "If I knew, I would have said so in the play." To occupy themselves, the men eat, sleep, talk, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats ... Comparisons have also been drawn to Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot, for the presence of two central characters who almost appear to be two halves of a single character ...
Samuel Beckett Bridge
... Samuel Beckett Bridge (Irish Droichead Samuel Beckett) is a cable-stayed bridge in Dublin that joins Sir John Rogerson's Quay on the south side of the River Liffey to Guild Street and North Wall ...
S. E. Gontarski - Works - As Editor
... Beckett after Beckett (ed ... The Faber Companion to Samuel Beckett A Reader's Guide to His Life, Works, and Thought (with C ... The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett A Reader's Guide to His Life, Works, and Thought (with C ...
Samuel Beckett - Further Reading
... Beckett editions As the Story was Told Uncollected and Later Prose ... The Grove Companion to Samuel Beckett ... On Beckett, transl ...
Stan Douglas - Themes - Samuel Beckett
... Douglas has long been interested in the work of Samuel Beckett ... In 1988 he curated Samuel Beckett Teleplays, eight Beckett works for film and television ... a series of short videos for television broadcasting, based on his studies of Beckett's teleplays ...

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