Act without words I / 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, Karel Reisz

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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 I
In: Digital video collection (OCoLC)52376650
Issued in other form: Beckett on film. Act without words I. (OCoLC)53719506
Additional Authors: Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989
Colgan, Michael, 1950-
Moloney, Alan
Reisz, Karel
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: Sean Foley
Originally produced in 2001
Summary: One of Beckett's most powerful plays is in fact a mime. A man sits in a desert and struggles to reach a flask of water and other objects symbolizing relief or escape, which remain stubbornly out of reach. Yet despite his continual disappointment, he does not give up. What is significant about this play is that Beckett has captured, wordlessly and with great precision, the major concerns and motifs of Waiting for Godot and Endgame. The man learns through frustrating repetitive experience that there is "nothing to be done." There is no escape from the playing area - he is "immediately flung back" when he attempts to enter the wings. Not even suicide or death, the final exit, are available. The things of the world tease him and ultimately abandon him to leave him lying, moving in the Desert
Streaming video (16 min.)
System requirements: Real Player media software
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Available to OhioLINK member libraries
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: 173261845