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Exhaustion and cruelty on the later plays of Samuel Beckett: drama and performance

Grant number: 16/14069-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): December 31, 2020
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Literature - Literature Theory
Principal researcher:Fábio Rigatto de Souza Andrade
Grantee:Felipe Augusto de Souza Santos
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

This research aims to investigate issues related to theatrical aesthetics and Samuel Beckett's work as director of his own plays. Therefore, we will delimitate as this research study object the late plays of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989), ie, the dramaturgy created by the author over the last two decades of his production, as well as the notes of the staging process of some of these plays, contained in the theatrical notebooks of Samuel Beckett. As hypothesis of this research, we have the confirmation or refutation of the question of the relevance and impact of Samuel Beckett's work as director of his own plays in the creation and aesthetic development of his late dramaturgy, whose texts are known as dramaticules.

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