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Staging Ireland's Dispossessed: Sarah Jane Scaife's Beckett in the City Project

McMullan, A. (2017) Staging Ireland's Dispossessed: Sarah Jane Scaife's Beckett in the City Project. Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 29 (2). pp. 361-374. ISSN 0927-3131

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1163/18757405-02902012

Abstract/Summary

This essay explores the tension between the growing cultural capital of the Beckett ‘brand’ and the issues of dispossession which are at the heart of Beckett’s work through an investigation of selected productions from the Beckett in the City project, a series of site-specific performances of Beckett’s work directed by Sarah Jane Scaife. The discussion of Dublin performances of Act Without Words II (2013) and Beckett in the City: the Women Speak (2015) in marginalised urban spaces draws on writing by Judith Butler and Athena Athanasiou on dispossession.

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:67242
Publisher:Rodopi

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