Beckett performed in Italy

Annamaria Cascetta

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In the fifties and early sixties, the Italian state theatres favoured realistic production and politically committed plays over the experimental theatre of the absurd. BecKett, therefore, was first staged by avant-garde theatres for whom his experimental and anti-naturalistic plays where a constant point of reference. This essay analyses some significant productions of Beckett's plays in Italy in both the state and experimental sectors, with particular emphasis on Happy Days, and suggests future directions for the staging of Beckett in Italy.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSamuel Beckett: Endlessness in the year 2000/Samuel Beckett: Fin sans fin en l'an 2000
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventBeckett and the Twentieth Century - Berlino
Duration: 23 Sept 200023 Sept 2000


ConferenceBeckett and the Twentieth Century


  • Beckett S
  • Italy
  • Performace


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