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Try again, fail again: Samuel Beckett and the sequel play

Abstract:

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot has spawned several unauthorized sequel plays, which see Godot arrive on stage in 1960s Yugoslavia, 1980s Ireland, 1990s America, and early 2000s Japan. The sequel play is a largely ignored phenomenon in literary scholarship, with the sequel form itself routinely dismissed as a derivative and inevitably disappointing text. Yet the sequel text also resituates and re-evaluates the original text, and its reiterative nature aptly parallels the paradox of non-end...

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Publication status:
Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0266464X21000166

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
ContEd
Department:
Continuing Education
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2544-7787
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
New Theatre Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
258-272
Publication date:
2021-07-19
Acceptance date:
2021-03-01
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EISSN:
1474-0613
ISSN:
0266-464X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1168835
Local pid:
pubs:1168835
Deposit date:
2021-03-20

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