Samuel Beckett’s Dramatic World (Volume 3 – Issue 6)



Although Samuel Beckett shared a good deal with his contemporary dramatists, one of the factors which earned Beckett a unique position amongst new avant-garde dramatists was that he touched the very basic problems of human life, and looked at the existentialist predicament of man in a truly human and ethical manner. Beckett sought to express his profound and complex vision of man and his universe through the plays where he employs his own dramatic devices as he finds the existing forms terribly inadequate to bear the burden of his thought. Beckett chose to give expression to his vision through complex poetic images and symbols. In short, Beckett’s uniqueness lies in his unique dramatic world. His dramatic career undoubtedly marks an important and outstanding phase in the avant-garde movement of the theatre.

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