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Eh, joe!
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  • 1. ¡ Eh, Joe! By Samuel Beckett 1 st of March 2011 Nicole Orzechowski, Giuseppe Scardigno
  • 2. Outline <ul><li>Samuel Beckett and his works </li></ul><ul><li>2. The theatre of the absurd </li></ul><ul><li>3. Eh Joe </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.1. General information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.2. Characters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.3. Summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.4. Analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.4.1.Film shooting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Camera </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Light </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3.4.2.The script as literary genre </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Form of narration </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on the 6 th advance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Conclusion </li></ul>
  • 3. 1. Samuel Beckett and his works <ul><li>1906-1983 </li></ul><ul><li>Theatre of the Absurd </li></ul><ul><li>Most famous play: </li></ul><ul><li>Waiting for Godot </li></ul>
  • 4. 2. The theatre of the absurd <ul><li>Post-modernism </li></ul><ul><li>Definition: literary movement that refers to the absence of meaning </li></ul><ul><li>Absurdist playwrights : Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, Harold Pinter </li></ul><ul><li>Topics: life, death and isolation </li></ul>
  • 5. 3. ¡ Eh, Joe! 3.1. General Information <ul><li>Written in 1965 </li></ul><ul><li>Reactions </li></ul><ul><li>Spanish version from 1985 by Alfredo Castellón </li></ul><ul><li>Different than the English version </li></ul>
  • 6. 3.2. Characters <ul><li>Joe </li></ul><ul><li>Female voice in off </li></ul><ul><li> as if tape recording </li></ul>
  • 7. 3.3. Summary <ul><li>Synopsis </li></ul><ul><li>Features: psychology of individual </li></ul><ul><li>fixed situation </li></ul><ul><li>minimalism </li></ul><ul><li>stream of consciousness </li></ul>
  • 8. 3.4.1. Film shooting Camera <ul><li>Beginning: crane shot </li></ul><ul><li>Later: close up to extreme close up </li></ul><ul><li>Zoom: nine advances </li></ul>
  • 9. Camera <ul><li>“ 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) </li></ul>
  • 10. Lighting <ul><li>Dark </li></ul><ul><li>Light hanging down from the ceiling </li></ul><ul><li>Yellow  feverish state </li></ul>
  • 11. Sound <ul><li>Silence </li></ul><ul><li>Female voice as if recorded on a tape </li></ul>
  • 12.   3.4.2. Script as literary genre Form of narration <ul><li>Stream of consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Not logical </li></ul><ul><li>Not chronological </li></ul>
  • 13. Language <ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Rhetorical questions </li></ul><ul><li>Mixture of literary and colloquial language </li></ul><ul><li> effects? </li></ul>
  • 14. Focus on the 6 th avance <ul><li>Key passage </li></ul><ul><li>Two different kinds of love: honest VS selfish </li></ul><ul><li>What is real love? </li></ul>
  • 15. 4. Conclusion <ul><li>Breaking with tradition </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery of reality </li></ul><ul><li>Awakening </li></ul>

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