The Stuff of Performance

Beckett, Theatre Marginalia, and the Archive

in Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui
Restricted Access
Get Access to Full Text
Rent on DeepDyve

Have an Access Token?

Enter your access token to activate and access content online.

Please login and go to your personal user account to enter your access token.


Have Institutional Access?

Access content through your institution. Any other coaching guidance?


The idea of the archive has been thoroughly explored in Beckett studies since the mid-1990s; we are now very used to the idea of a ‘grey canon’ (to borrow a term from Gontarski) which extends far beyond those works published in Beckett’s lifetime. However, it could be argued that our study of the Beckettian archive is centripetal; that is, that the investigations lead us back to the figure of Beckett. This paper proposes another way to read the material in the archive, at least in relation to the ‘stuff’ (Boscagli) produced in relation to performance. This reading is centrifugal, taking us from the performance itself to the interaction between the performance and the wider world.

Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

A Bilingual Review / Revue Bilingue



Content Metrics

Content Metrics

All Time Past Year Past 30 Days
Abstract Views 4 4 3
Full Text Views 3 3 2
PDF Downloads 2 2 0
EPUB Downloads 0 0 0