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  • 1. ¡ Eh, Joe! By Samuel Beckett 1 st of March 2011 Nicole Orzechowski, Giuseppe Scardigno
  • 2. Outline
    • Samuel Beckett and his works
    • 2. The theatre of the absurd
    • 3. Eh Joe
      • 3.1. General information
      • 3.2. Characters
      • 3.3. Summary
      • 3.4. Analysis
        • 3.4.1.Film shooting
          • Camera
          • Light
          • Sound
        • 3.4.2.The script as literary genre
          • Form of narration
          • Language
          • Focus on the 6 th advance
    • 4. Conclusion
  • 3. 1. Samuel Beckett and his works
    • 1906-1983
    • Theatre of the Absurd
    • Most famous play:
    • Waiting for Godot
  • 4. 2. The theatre of the absurd
    • Post-modernism
    • Definition: literary movement that refers to the absence of meaning
    • Absurdist playwrights : Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, Harold Pinter
    • Topics: life, death and isolation
  • 5. 3. ¡ Eh, Joe! 3.1. General Information
    • Written in 1965
    • Reactions
    • Spanish version from 1985 by Alfredo Castellón
    • Different than the English version
  • 6. 3.2. Characters
    • Joe
    • Female voice in off
    •  as if tape recording
  • 7. 3.3. Summary
    • Synopsis
    • Features: psychology of individual
    • fixed situation
    • minimalism
    • stream of consciousness
  • 8. 3.4.1. Film shooting Camera
    • Beginning: crane shot
    • Later: close up to extreme close up
    • Zoom: nine advances
  • 9. Camera
    • “ As the camera, the viewer’s eye, contents itself with merely observing, viewers are liable to put their minds to work in a similar manner. In this way we come to identify, in the course of the play, both with Joe and, via the camera, with the voice; the growing intensity [...] of the visual close-up […] strengthens this tendency.” ( B& B , p.191, qtd. In A Student’s Guide to the Plays of Samuel Beckett , Beryl. S. And John Fletcher)
  • 10. Lighting
    • Dark
    • Light hanging down from the ceiling
    • Yellow  feverish state
  • 11. Sound
    • Silence
    • Female voice as if recorded on a tape
  • 12.   3.4.2. Script as literary genre Form of narration
    • Stream of consciousness
    • Not logical
    • Not chronological
  • 13. Language
    • Repetition
    • Rhetorical questions
    • Mixture of literary and colloquial language
    •  effects?
  • 14. Focus on the 6 th avance
    • Key passage
    • Two different kinds of love: honest VS selfish
    • What is real love?
  • 15. 4. Conclusion
    • Breaking with tradition
    • Discovery of reality
    • Awakening