Waiting for Godot

A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802198822

Category: Drama

Page: 128

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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.” The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

Warten auf Godot

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518457511

Category:

Page: 211

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Wie kaum ein anderer Dramatiker hat Samuel Beckett das »Bewußtsein« des 20. Jahrhunderts geprägt. Selbst diejenigen, die kaum eine Zeile von ihm kennen, haben einen »Begriff« von diesem Autor. Denn in Becketts Werken findet dieses Jahrhundert seinen Ausdruck - Endzeit, Aussichtslosigkeit, Pessimismus und die Überzeugung von der Absurdität der menschlichen Existenz. Die drei erfolgreichsten Stücke Becketts erscheinen jetzt in einem Band.

Ein Sommernachtstraum

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 315960361X

Category: Drama

Page: 100

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Maik Hamburgers Shakespeare-Übersetzungen zeichnen sich durch besondere - auch sprachlich-stilistische - Nähe zum Original und vor allem durch ihre Bühnenwirkung aus. Für den Übersetzer stand im Vordergrund, dass Shakespeares Text für Schauspieler geschrieben ist, dazu, um auf der Bühne verwirklicht zu werden. Der Text ist Sinninhalt, Wohlklang, Wortzauber, Sprachfaszinosum - aber er ist mehr: er enthält Anweisungen für den Darsteller, die aus einer Theatersituation heraus erkennbar sind. Nur in dem Maße, in dem man den Text als Theatersprache überträgt, wird man dem Bühnenautor, Schauspieler und Show-Biz-Manager Shakespeare annähernd gerecht.

Warten auf Godot

das Absurde und die Geschichte

Author: Pierre Temkine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783882217148

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Page: 187

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Samuel Beckett and the Primacy of Love

Author: John Keller

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719063138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 226

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This book presents a comprehensive, and highly original argument about the fundamental literary value and the underlying psychological meaning of Beckett's work.

Die Geschichte einer kurzen Ehe

Roman

Author: Anuk Arudpragasam

Publisher: Hanser Berlin

ISBN: 3446257845

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Die Geschichte eines Tages im Krieg. Dinesh, ein junger Mann, versorgt Verletzte in einem Lager im Dschungel, läuft ziellos umher, denkt an seine Mutter, die getötet wurde und an deren Gesicht er sich nicht mehr erinnert. Jede Nacht fallen Bomben, doch sie machen ihm keine Angst mehr. Ein Mann bittet ihn, seine Tochter zu heiraten, Ganga. Er hofft, dass Dinesh für sie sorgen wird. Ganga ist eine junge, ernsthafte Frau – und nun seine Frau. Die beiden versuchen, die Fremdheit zu überwinden, ihre unerwartete Nähe zu erkunden, bevor der Krieg sie wieder trennt. In unvergesslichen Szenen lässt Anuk Arudpragasam die menschliche Existenz inmitten der Finsternis in ihrer ganzen Würde aufscheinen.

Erzählungen und Texte um Nichts

Author: Samuel Beckett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518010822

Category:

Page: 167

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Die drei 'Erzählungen' sind 1945 entstanden, die dreizehn 'Texte um Nichts' 1930. Gemeinsam führen sie ein in die typische Gestaltenwelt und die stetig sich wiederholende Problematik Samuel Becketts. Sie machen keine Zugeständnisse, aber sie sind leichter zugänglich als die großen epischen Dichtungen, zu denen sie sich verhalten wie ein Bruchstück zum Ganzen, ein Bruchstück, aus dem man das Ganze rekonstruieren könnte.

Raumkonstitution durch Sprache

Blickführung, Bildschemata und Kohäsion in Deskriptionssequenzen englischer Texte

Author: Christoph Schubert

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3484971304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 530

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Die Studie untersucht, wie die lineare Kette sprachlicher Zeichen in Deskriptionssequenzen englischer Texte vor dem ,inneren Auge‘ des Rezipienten einen Vorstellungsraum konstituiert. Sie verbindet damit in neuartiger Weise Kategorien der Textlinguistik mit Ansätzen der Semantik und der Kognitiven Grammatik. Zudem werden Ergebnisse relevanter Nachbardisziplinen wie der Literatur- und Kunstwissenschaft sowie der Wahrnehmungs- und Gestaltpsychologie einbezogen. Auf der Basis eines Korpus von Textsorten mit hohen deskriptiven Anteilen, wie etwa Reiseführern oder geographischen Sachtexten, wird eine Taxonomie von prototypischen ,Blickführungstypen‘ erarbeitet und anhand von zahlreichen exemplarischen Analysen sowie graphischen Darstellungen veranschaulicht. Diese Blickführungstypen werden als spezifische Linearisierungsstrategien definiert, die auf bildschematischen Konfigurationen aus Trajektor und Landmarke beruhen. In diesem Kontext wird analysiert, inwiefern Lokalisierungsausdrücke sowohl durch grammatische und lexikalische Kohäsion wie auch durch ortsdeiktische Situierungen zur Raumkonstitution beitragen. Von besonderem Interesse sind hierbei die textuellen Effekte und Funktionen, die aus der Blickführung resultieren.


Die irrtümlichen Abenteuer des Herrn Godot

Author: Marion Brasch

Publisher: Voland & Quist

ISBN: 3863911423

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Wladimir und Estragon warten auf Godot, doch er kommt nicht. Vielleicht hat er sich verlaufen, oder er weiß gar nicht, dass jemand auf ihn wartet. Godot ist in Marion Braschs wunderbar absurdem Roman unterwegs und erlebt seltsame Abenteuer: Er verliert seine Stimme, begegnet Hermann Hesse und dem Gefährlichen Reißwolf, trifft rauchende Krähen, sonderbare Frauen und steht einmal sogar vor dem jüngsten Gericht. Und so ganz nebenbei wird auch noch das Geheimnis der Weltformel gelüftet.

Allusions in the Press

An Applied Linguistic Study

Author: Paul Lennon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110179507

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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Biographical note: Paul Lennon teaches at the University of Bielefeld, Germany.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

And Other Lessons from the Crematorium

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782111042

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 'Unforgettable . . . a hilarious, poignant and impassioned plea to revolutionise our attitudes to death' Gavin Francis, Guardian From her first day at Westwind Cremation & Burial, twenty-three-year-old Caitlin Doughty threw herself into her curious new profession. Coming face-to-face with the very thing we go to great lengths to avoid thinking about she started to wonder about the lives of those she cremated and the mourning families they left behind, and found herself confounded by people's erratic reactions to death. Exploring our death rituals - and those of other cultures - she pleads the case for healthier attitudes around death and dying. Full of bizarre encounters, gallows humour and vivid characters (both living and very dead), this illuminating account makes this otherwise terrifying subject inviting and fascinating.


Knots Landing

Author: Nick Salvato

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 0814340342

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 152

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Airing on CBS for fourteen seasons (1979–93), Knots Landing was a spinoff of the popular drama Dallas, but ultimately ran longer and took a very different tone on domestic, social, and economic issues than its predecssor. In the first full-length scholarly study of Knots Landing, Nick Salvato situates the series in its economic and industrial contexts, addresses its surprisingly progressive relationship to the American politics of its period, offers close formal interpretations of noteworthy episodes, and unpacks the pleasures of the program’s sensuous surfaces. While it has been largely overlooked in studies of 1980s television, Knots Landing nonetheless beat more masculine fare like Hill Street Blues and L.A. Law in the ratings, introduced a novel focus on middle-class lives in melodrama, and launched or revived the careers of its major stars. In this study Salvato investigates the series’ place in widespread serialization of American primetime television in the early 1980s and the end of network dominance in the early 1990s, along with its unique relationship to Reaganism and glamour, on the one hand, and everydayness and suburbanization, on the other. Salvato also looks at the series in relation to key concepts such as memory, theatricality, identification, “quality” TV, and stardom. Fans of the series as well as readers interested in popular culture, television history, representations of gender, and constructions of celebrity will find much to enjoy in this volume.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Dinah Birch

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030848

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1184

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature has long been established as the leading reference resource for students, teachers, scholars, and general readers of English literature. It provides unrivalled coverage of all aspects of English literature - from writers, their works, and the historical and cultural context in which they wrote, to critics, literary theory, and allusions. For the seventh edition, the Companion has been thoroughly revised and updated to meet the needs and concerns of today's students and general readers. Over 1,000 new entries have been added, ranging from new writers - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Patrick Marber, David Mitchell, Arundhati Roy - to increased coverage of writers and literary movements from around the world. Coverage of American literature has been substantially increased, with new entries on writers such as Cormac McCarthy and Amy Tan and on movements and publications. Contextual and historical coverage has also been expanded, with new entries on European history and culture, post-colonial literature, as well as writers and literary movements from around the world that have influenced English literature. The Companion has always been a quick and dependable source of reference for students, and the new edition confirms its pre-eminent role as the go-to resource of first choice. All entries have been reviewed, and details of new works, biographies, and criticism have been brought right up to date. So also has coverage of the themes, approaches and concepts encountered by students today, from terms to articles on literary theory and theorists. There is increased coverage of writers from around the world, as well as from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and of contextual topics, including film and television, music, and art. Cross-referencing has been thoroughly updated, with stronger linking from writers to thematic and conceptual entries. Meanwhile coverage of popular genres such as children's literature, science fiction, biography, reportage, crime fiction, fantasy or travel literature has been increased substantially, with new entries on writers from Philip Pullman to Anne Frank and from Anais Nin to Douglas Adams. The seventh edition of this classic Companion - now under the editorship of Dinah Birch, assisted by a team of 28 distinguished associate editors, and over 150 contributors - ensures that it retains its status as the most authoritative, informative, and accessible guide to literature available.

Trance Forms

Author: Ronaldo Morelos

Publisher: Ronaldo Morelos

ISBN: 3838313631

Category: Acting

Page: 324

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This study investigates forms of theatre/performance practice and training that can be seen to employ 'trance' states or engage the concept of 'states of consciousness' as performative practice. Trance is considered to be the result of sustained involvement with detailed information that is structurally organised, invoking imaginative and affective engagements that are maintained as interactions between the performer, other performers, the environment and audience of the performance. This thesis investigates trance performance through the conceptual lens of dramatic arts practice. In their respective cultural contexts, trance and theatre attain qualities considered as sacredness. Trance practice and performance, across a range of cultural contexts, are analysed as social processes - as elements of power relations that influence the performer, audience and environment of the performance. As performance traditions and events, this study will examine strands of praxis that can be drawn from Constantin Stanislavski to Lee Strasberg to Mike Leigh; from Antonin Artaud to Samuel Beckett and Jerzy Grotowski; from the Balinese trance performance form of Sanghyang Dedari in the 1930s to the 1990s; from the Channeling practitioners in the U.S. in the 1930s to Seth and Lazaris in the 1970s to the 1990s; and from traditions of military training, performance violence, and rhetoric associated with the attacks of the 11th of September 2001 in the U.S. and its aftermath.

Humor, Satire, and Identity

Eastern German Literature in the 1990s

Author: Jill Twark

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110958147

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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This is the first book in English to survey the Eastern German literary trend of employing humor and satire to come to terms with experiences in the German Democratic Republic and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. As sophisticated attempts to make sense of socialism’s failure and a difficult unification process, these contemporary texts help define Germany today from a specific, Eastern German perspective. Grounded in politics and history, ten humorous and satirical novels are analyzed for their literary aesthetics and language, cultural critiques, and socio-political insights. The texts include popular novels such as Thomas Brussig’s Helden wie wir, Ingo Schulze’s Simple Storys, and Jens Sparschuh’s Der Zimmerspringbrunnen, as well as lesser-known but equally relevant works like Schlehweins Giraffe by Bernd Schirmer and Katerfrühstück by Erich Loest. A broad spectrum of humor and satire theories is applied to probe texts from various angles and suggest multi-layered answers to the question of how these literary modes function in postwall Germany to construct a specifically Eastern German identity. Interviews the author conducted with five of the satirists are appended as primary sources and contribute to the interpretation of the texts.

The Work of Form

Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture

Author: Elizabeth Scott-Baumann,Ben Burton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191007366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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The Work of Form: Poetics and Materiality in Early Modern Culture explores the resurgent interest in literary form and aesthetics in early modern english studies. Essays by leading international scholars reflect on the legacy of historicist approaches and on calls for a renewal of formalist analysis as both a tool and as a defence of our object of study as literary critics. This collection addresses the possibilities as well as the challenges of combining these critical traditions; it tests and reflects on these through practice. It also establishes new lines of enquiry by expanding definitions of form to include the material as well as theoretical implications of the term and explores the early modern roots of these connections. The period's most famous poets such as Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson, and Jonson appear alongside Anne Southwell, Thomas Campion, and many anonymous poets and songwriters. The Work of Form brings together contributors from literary history, historicism, manuscript study, prosodic theory, the history of music, history of the book, as well as print and manuscript culture. It represents avowedly political historical work, alongside aesthetic and theoretical frameworks, work bridging literature and music, and cognitive poetics. In bringing together these diverse commitments, it addresses urgent questions about how we can understand and analyse literary form in a historically-rooted way, and demands rigorous discussion about the status of formal and aesthetic considerations in editing, in literary criticism, and in teaching.

Inception and Philosophy

Ideas to Die For

Author: Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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You have to go deeper. Inception is more than just a nail-biting heist story, more than just one of the greatest movies of all time. The latest neuroscience and philosophy of mind tell us that shared dreams and the invasion of dreams may soon become reality. Inception and Philosophy: Ideas to Die For takes you through the labyrinth, onto the infinite staircase, exploring the movie’s hidden architecture, picking up its unexpected clues. How will Inception change your thinking? You can’t imagine. How will Inception and Philosophy change your life? You simply have no idea.