Myth and Ritual in the Plays of Samuel Beckett

Synopsis

All of the essays in this collection reflect a sense that Beckett's power as a playwright derives largely from a mythic vision that informs his drama. Their approaches to the definition and use of myth and ritual in his plays vary considerably, however, ranging from the Jungian to the Marxian to the Lacanian, and drawing on the theories of Campbell, Freud, Eliade, Frye, Turner, Girard, Baudrillard, and others.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Katherine H. Burkman
  • Lois More Overbeck
  • Susan D. Brienza
  • Martha Fehsenfeld
  • Rosette C. Lamont
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Rutherford, NJ
Publication year:
  • 1987