Premium Content Myth, Absurdity, and Human Conditioning in Beckett’s Act Without Words
By Britt Zeldenrust - April 10, 2009
In Act Without Words (1956), Samuel Beckett strips the human condition to its barest level of existence, the “last extremity of meat – or bones” (Connor 181). The play is no longer than four pages, but, in those few pages, Beckett confronts humanity’s unceasing struggle with its disturbingly absurd, thrown condition. It mimes the thwarted attempts…
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