Beckett's Intuitive Spectator

Me to Play

  • Michelle Chiang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Michelle Chiang
    Pages 1-16
  3. Michelle Chiang
    Pages 51-92
  4. Michelle Chiang
    Pages 185-190
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 191-196

About this book


Beckett’s Intuitive Spectator: Me to Play investigates how audience discomfort, instead of a side effect of a Beckett pedagogy, is a key spectatorial experience which arises from an everyman intuition of loss. With reference to selected works by Henri Bergson, Immanuel Kant and Gilles Deleuze, this book charts the processes of how an audience member’s habitual way of understanding could be frustrated by Beckett’s film, radio, stage and television plays. Michelle Chiang explores the ways in which Beckett exploited these mediums to reconstitute an audience response derived from intuition. 


drama studies audience reception Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot literature and philosophy intuition in Beckett accessibility of Beckett spectators

Authors and affiliations

  • Michelle Chiang
    • 1
  1. 1.Nanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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