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Haptic interfaces: the live and the recorded body in Beckett's Eh Joe on stage and screen

McTighe, T. (2010) Haptic interfaces: the live and the recorded body in Beckett's Eh Joe on stage and screen. Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 22. pp. 463-475. ISSN 0927-3131

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Abstract/Summary

Beckett’s sparse and minimalist pieces have continuously addressed the nature and characteristics of the media for which they were written. What does it mean when a work written specifically for television is transposed to the stage, as film director Atom Egoyan did in his 2006 version of Beckett’s Eh Joe? This article will focus on the implications of such a transposition and discuss how Egoyan’s version reveals the haptic interface present in the original piece, between body and technology, between the flesh and “spirit made light” of the electronic broadcast.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Beckett studies
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Arts and Communication Design > Film, Theatre & Television
ID Code:32598
Publisher:Rodopi

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