Speech-gesture complexes and directions for the stage in Beckett and Joyce

Paraskeva, Anthony (2001) Speech-gesture complexes and directions for the stage in Beckett and Joyce. MPhil(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis is an examination of the various functions of stage directions in the plays of Beckett and the 'Circe' chapter of Joyce's Ulysses. The first chapter concentrates on Beckett in the dual role of writer and director, and how his activity in both fields affected the two-plane function of textual and performative directions. Gestural representation within this stage language is placed within several theatrical traditions. The second chapter offers a reading of 'Circe' as a dramatic piece: patterns of physical movement are related to the theatrical conventions of the time, particularly Irish Revivalist theatre. In both Joyce and Beckett, the complex relations between speech and gesture are discovered in the concomitance of voice and staged body.

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: British & Irish literature, Theater
Date of Award: 2001
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2001-73395
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 08:56
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/73395

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