Index
in Beckett and media

Index

Note: References to Beckett's texts and productions in French and German are given after the English title. ‘n’ after a page reference indicates the number of an endnote on that page. Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations.

abstraction 69, 70, 74, 140, 141, 142, 146–7, 188
acousmatic sounds 115, 121n1, 149, 150, 159
adaptation see intermediality
Adorno, Theodor W. 32, 52, 92, 156
affect 8, 9, 34, 140, 143, 144–5, 146, 148, 150–1
kindness 141–2, 146–7, 149, 173
technology and 7–8, 49–50, 141
alternating current see electricity
Asmus, Walter 9, 177–91
augmented reality 10, 198, 209
automation 23, 70, 71, 72, 73
automatism 38, 116
 
Bachelard, Gaston 74
Badiou, Alain 3–4, 160
ballpoint pen 40
BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) 51, 62, 63n2, 114, 116, 140, 150, 151, 158, 184, 197, 210, 223
Beckett, Samuel Barclay – works
manuscript material
‘Abandoned Play’ 68
‘Whoroscope’ Notebook 82n5
poetry
‘Enueg I’ 221
‘what is the word’ / ‘Comment dire’ 42–4, 222
prose
Dream of Fair to middling Women 79–80
‘Echo's Bones’ 221
Imagination Dead Imagine 39
Lessness 62
Malone Dies 77
Molloy 37, 223
Murphy 81, 142, 143
‘neither’ 79
Stirrings Still 42, 221, 222
Unnamable, The / L’Innommable 3–4, 38, 75, 76, 111, 223
Watt 6, 7, 16–20, 22–9, 34–6, 142, 143
radio plays
All That Fall / Tous ceux qui tombent 20, 27n7, 51, 107, 109–12, 210
Cascando 115, 117, 121n2
Embers / Cendres 62, 110, 112–15, 118, 120, 223
Rough for Radio II 67
theatre plays
Act Without Words I 110
A Piece of Monologue 41
Breath 120
Catastrophe 201–2
Come and Go 118, 200
Endgame / Fin de partie / Endspiel 75, 87, 88, 94–8, 101n10, 116, 201
Footfalls 107, 119–20, 142, 180, 200
Happy Days 97, 116–17
Krapp's Last Tape 5, 7–8, 48–63, 116, 118, 222, 223
Not I 87, 118, 120, 200, 205
Rockaby 118, 142
Rough for Theatre I 70
Rough for Theatre II / Fragment de théâtre II 8, 66–70, 72, 73–82
That Time 70, 118–19, 120
Waiting for Godot 75, 87, 116, 201
What Where 65, 177–8, 200
TV plays
. . . but the clouds . . . 147–8, 149, 158, 160, 186, 188
Eh Joe 118, 119, 129, 150–1, 152n8, 158, 160
Footfalls 180
Ghost Trio / Geistertrio 129, 140–7, 149, 151, 158, 159–60, 184–5, 188
Nacht und Träume 70, 148–9, 151, 152n6, 158, 160, 173, 188
Not I 160, 180
Play / Comédie 179, 187
Quad / Quadrat I & II 4, 9, 158, 159, 160, 161–2, 168–74, 185–6, 188
What Where / Was Wo 9, 177–8, 180–7, 189–91, 208
other works
‘Deux Besoins, Les’ 71–2
‘Dream’ Notebook 80, 221
‘German Letter of 1937’ 40, 65, 71, 173
Proust 15–16, 23
Beethoven, Ludwig van 81, 144–5, 149, 156
Benjamin, Walter 49, 58, 91–2, 99–100
Bense, Max 62
Ben-Zvi, Linda 1, 162, 190
Bergson, Henri 36, 59
Berkeley, George 83n13, 123–4
binary systems 20, 22, 26, 70, 71, 72, 74, 78–9, 159
blackness see colour
Bloch, Ernst 81
body 31, 34, 49, 68, 107, 109–20, 125, 127, 130, 131, 200
body techniques 35–8, 44
Bolter, Jay David 107–8
Boole, George 8, 70, 71
Brecht, Bertolt 8, 87, 90–1, 92, 93, 100n4
Breton, André 81
Burnet, Frank Macfarlane 130–2
 
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da 188
catatonia see mental disorders
Catel, Ludwig 89
channels 1, 17, 25, 53, 67, 80, 81–2, 164, 168
cinema 88, 182, 186, 187, 189
see also film
circuits see electricity
Clarke, Austin 142
Cocteau, Jean 53
code 35–6, 55, 58, 62, 72, 156, 165, 169, 173, 174, 209
colour 20–1, 22, 77, 117, 186
blackness 160, 177, 178, 179, 180–3, 184, 188
greyness 78–9, 140, 141, 145, 160, 173, 177, 181, 184–5
television and 9, 145, 158, 159–61, 162–73, 178, 181–2, 184, 185, 186, 190
combinatorics 31–2, 35–6, 62, 159
computation 56, 60–3, 69, 72, 198, 209
Connor, Steven 3–4
 
Dante Alighieri 221–2
Deleuze, Gilles 31–2, 38, 44–5
Derrida, Jacques 126, 130, 136n8
Descartes, René 23, 76–7
Diderot, Denis 90
 
Edison phonograph 49, 52, 55, 57
editing
Complete Works Edition 215–17, 219–20
corpus 220, 225, 226
digital editions 217–20
print editions contrasted with 10, 215–16, 217, 218–19, 222, 225–6
genesis 220–4
electricity 8, 20, 22, 23, 25, 28n18, 57, 58, 68, 69, 73, 74, 81–2, 156
alternating current 8, 53, 58, 74–5
circuits 50, 52, 68, 70, 71, 72–4, 81, 82, 83n5
switches 8, 65–6, 67, 69, 70, 72–3, 74, 79, 81
see also light bulbs
Emmerson, Simon 56
entropy 17, 27n4, 55–6, 172
Esposito, Roberto 126–7, 130
Esslin, Martin 116
 
files 66, 67
film 1, 2, 44, 53, 72, 83n9, 93, 94, 99, 133, 179, 187
Flaubert, Gustave 77
Flusser, Vilém 3
 
gestalt 29n22, 36–7
oeuvre as 217, 219
Gharavi, Lance 198
Goldstein, Kurt 36–7
greyness see colour
Grusin, Richard 107–8
 
habit 16, 19, 23, 35, 38, 147, 190, 204
Haerdter, Michael 88
Hartley, Ralph 16–17
human-machine interface 49, 50, 51, 59, 68, 156, 209
 
image 42, 44, 86, 133, 161
imagination 39, 42, 110, 113–14, 118, 119
immunity 9, 123, 124–7, 129–30, 132–3, 134–5
immunology 9, 130–5
information 4, 16–17, 22, 55, 61, 62, 67, 80, 156, 163–6
infrastructure 3, 4, 157, 169, 174, 205, 224
Inge, William Ralph 67, 80
intermediality 2–3, 8, 107–9, 186–7, 225
adaptation 2, 5, 10, 54, 110, 114, 178, 179, 180, 187, 197–210
 
Jones, Ernest 142–3
Joyce, James 98, 129, 218
 
Kahlbaum, Karl 143
Kapp, Ernst 20
Karmitz, Marin 179, 187, 197, 198, 202, 208
Keaton, Buster 125–6, 135n3, 187
Kittler, Friedrich 6, 71, 157, 168
Kleist, Heinrich von 144
Kraepelin, Emil 33
 
Lacan, Jacques 72–3
lamps 22, 69, 72–3, 74–5
oil lamps 20, 22, 25, 28n18, 41, 74
letters 67
dead letter 67, 79
light bulbs 8, 22, 28n18, 69, 74–5, 81, 208
Lipman, Ross 127–8
Lloyd, David 98
logic 8, 70–2, 79–81
Luhmann, Niklas 3
 
Magee, Patrick 63n2, 223
mathematics 62, 70, 71, 80, 161–2, 168, 169
Mauss, Marcel 35
Mauthner, Fritz 70–2
McLuhan, Marshall 3, 6, 49, 68, 82, 162, 191
McMullan, Anna 109, 120
media archaeology 6, 48, 51, 57–8, 59
Meister Eckhart 79–82
melancholia see mental disorders
memory 16, 23, 67, 69, 145, 180
mental disorders
catatonia 142–5
melancholia 147, 148
psychosis 34
messengers 18–19, 67–8
Minghella, Anthony 198, 208
Morse, Samuel 72
Mosso, Angelo 32–3
Münsterberg, Hugo 53
music 81, 115, 121n1, 144–5, 146, 149, 156, 158, 159, 161, 200
mysticism 67, 77, 79–82, 83n13
 
narrative 39, 41, 51, 66, 150, 210
Nick, Katja 53
 
O’Donnell, Damien 180
 
painting 95–8, 188, 189
Panofsky, Erwin 99
Pavlov, Ivan 7, 15–16, 23, 24–5, 28n20
permutation 62, 158, 159, 209–10
perspective 86–7, 94, 100n1, 100n2
photography 72, 132, 133
pictures 26, 86, 87, 94–8
see also image
Pinget, Robert 66, 75, 110
Poincaré, Henri 27n4, 71, 82n5
post 67, 68
Poulsen, Valdemar 52, 53, 61
presence 48, 49, 50, 53, 54, 107, 113–14, 119
print media 44
see also editing
Proust, Marcel 7, 16, 23, 52
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite 67, 80
 
radio 1, 2, 8, 26, 44, 57, 62, 155, 156–7
theatre contrasted with 107–10, 112, 114, 116, 120
Rank, Otto 142
reduction see subtraction
Ringelnatz, Joachim 40
Rivers, William Halse 33
 
Saltz, David 198, 204, 207
Schneider, Alan 87–8, 93, 100n4, 130
Schubert, Franz 149, 151
Scott, Michael 197, 211n1
SDR (Süddeutscher Rundfunk) 140, 147, 148, 150, 158, 172, 178, 180, 184
Shannon, Claude E. 17, 27n4, 53, 58, 67, 70, 71, 72
signals 6, 16, 19–22, 24, 25, 26, 48, 76, 159, 161, 162–74
semaphore 20–2
signs contrasted with 6, 9, 49–50, 54, 55, 68, 72–3, 155–7, 159
signs 33, 49, 68, 70, 72, 78, 160–1, 173–4
silence 8, 59–60, 65, 79, 80–2, 127, 200, 221
spectatorship 42, 86, 87, 89, 94, 128, 186–7
Spenser, Edmund 73
Stein, Gertrude 69
Sterne, Laurence 67
subtraction 32, 35, 41, 45, 98, 129, 145, 147, 159, 162, 178
switches see electricity
 
tape recorders 48–62, 68, 116, 223
technological agency 48, 50, 52, 55, 57, 58, 62, 69, 169
technological recording 48, 50, 54, 57–9, 115
human memory contrasted with 49, 52, 58–9
see also voice
telecommunication 3, 6, 16, 19, 24–6, 29n21, 67, 68
telegraphy 7, 20, 21, 26, 72, 155
telephony 25, 29n21, 53, 155
television 1, 9, 94, 136n7, 145, 148–9, 151
image texture 177, 178–9, 180–4, 186, 187, 189, 190–1
production practices 177, 182–3, 184
technology of 141, 162–74, 181–3
theatre contrasted with 94, 110, 118, 141, 161, 179–80, 184, 186–7
theatre 1, 7, 8, 41, 42, 54, 66, 67, 73–5, 81–2, 98, 100, 117, 197, 199, 201
architecture of 86–94
marionette 144
Noh 148
radio contrasted with 107–10, 112, 114, 116, 120
television contrasted with 94, 110, 118, 141, 161, 179–80, 184, 186–7
Turing, Alan 60–1
 
Uhlmann, Anthony 178, 181
 
Viola, Bill 55
virtual reality 10, 108, 198, 209
voice 41, 70, 79, 107, 109, 110, 112, 115, 118–19, 144, 158, 183
technology and 49–50, 52, 54, 58, 62
 
Weibel, Peter 48, 56
Wellbery, David 68, 75, 80
Whitelaw, Billie 107, 120, 151, 180
Wittgenstein, Ludwig 76
 
Yeats, William Butler 147, 148, 149, 186

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