Act without words II / Blue Angel Films / Tyrone Productions for Radio Telefís Eireann & Channel 4 in association with Bord Scánnán Na Héireann ; produced by Michael Colgan & Alan Moloney ; director, Enda Hughes

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Subjects: Short films
Feature films
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989--Film adaptations
Formats: Video Recording, DVD, Electronic Resource, Remote, Streaming Video
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [Ireland] : Blue Angel Films Ltd., c2001 ; New York : Ambrose Video, 2002
Series: Beckett on film
LC Classification: P, PQ
Added Titles: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 Plays. Selections
Alternate Titles: On streaming video: Samuel Beckett's Act without words II
In: Digital video collection (OCoLC)52376650
Issued in other form: Beckett on film. Act without words II. (OCoLC)53719506
Additional Authors: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
Colgan, Michael, 1950-
Moloney, Alan
Hughes, Enda
Blue Angel Films
Tyrone Productions
Radio Telefís Éireann
Channel Four (Great Britain)
Bord Scannán na hÉireann
Clarence Pictures
Ambrose Video Publishing
Ohio Library and Information Network
OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Notes: Cast: Pat Kinevane, Marcello Magni
Originally produced in 2001
Summary: A brief mime showing two players, A and B, in two large sacks on the stage. Beckett specified "violent" lighting and extended the notion by having the players prodded into action by a "goad." A is "slow, awkward and absent" whereas B is "brisk, rapid, precise." The goad prods A into movement and a dull, gradual emergence to set about his banal routine. Disheveled and sulky, he eventually undresses and re-enters the sack. At this point, the goad prods B into action. He embarks on a more complicated routine, checking his watch, moving briskly to relocate the sacks on the stage before retiring back to his own sack. The goad, now on two wheels, awakens A and the routine goes on. What unites A and B is the equal absurdity of their lives in a vicious circle of never-ending useless activity
Streaming video (11 min.)
System requirements: Real Player media software
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Columbus, OH : OhioLINK, 2006. Digitized and made available by OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons from video dist. by Ambrose Video Publishing
OCLC Number: 173261834