Samuel Beckett, W.B. Yeats, and Jack Yeats: images and words
In contrast to the many critics who consider W. B. Yeats a dominant influence on Beckett's drama, this study demonstrates that the two are almost diametrically opposed in their theater and that the real bridge to Beckett's art is to be found in the narrative and pictorial creations of the younger Yeats brother, Jack.
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Abbey Theatre actor Alan Schneider Anne Yeats artist audience Auditor Baile's Strand Beckett's art Bowsie characters citations will appear Clov Collected Plays Conall consciousness continuosity Cuchulain dark Death of Cuchulain Deathly Terrace described developed dramatic dramaticules dream Dublin Eleutheria Ellmann Emer emotional Essays Estragon external figure Friedman gesture Green Helmet Grove Press Hartigan Hawk's Ibid Imagination Dead Ireland Irish Jack Yeats Jack Yeats's Joyce Krapp Krapp's Last Tape language light living MacGreevy masks memory mind mind's eye modern Mouth Murphy myth Nardock Noh drama noted novel objective onstage painter painting Pause playwright poet presence Proust Purgatory Pyle reality Richard Ellmann Robin Skelton Rockaby Samuel Beckett scene schismatic sense silence Skelton Sligo soul spectator spectator's stage Subsequent page citations symbol system Synge theater theatrical Thomas MacGreevy tion viewer vision Vladimir and Estragon voice W. B. Yeats Waiting for Godot Watt White woman words York