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ENGL 8804 Beckett on Stage and Screen (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course introduces the twentieth century's most influential dramatist, together with the dynamic field of Beckett Studies. Considering Beckett's work as director-choreographer as well as playwright, we will place Beckett in his theatrical as well as biographical, geographical, and historical contexts. Texts include Waiting for Godot, Endgame, Happy Days, Krapp's Last Tape, Not I, and several "shorts" for television. Work will include a class presentation, a short project, and a final long essay. Students will have the option to pursue original archival research in the Burns library. No previous familiarity with Beckett's prose or drama is required.


Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13