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Literary confinement: Part II – canon fodder and writing in the default mode
In a recent article on revivals of plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty uses the occasion to identify some shortcomings in contemporary theater that apply equally, if not even more closely, to contemporary fiction. He distinguishes the work of these two modern greats not only in degree from playwrights active today, but more importantly in the foundations their work arose from:
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Photo - A performance of Samuel Beckett’s Quad at ARTSaha! 2006 in Omaha, NE by the Blue Barn Theater’s Witching Hour, photo by Molly Fitzpatrick

Literary confinement: Part II – canon fodder and writing in the default mode

In a recent article on revivals of plays by Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter, Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty uses the occasion to identify some shortcomings in contemporary theater that apply equally, if not even more closely, to contemporary fiction. He distinguishes the work of these two modern greats not only in degree from playwrights active today, but more importantly in the foundations their work arose from:

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Photo - A performance of Samuel Beckett’s Quad at ARTSaha! 2006 in Omaha, NE by the Blue Barn Theater’s Witching Hour, photo by Molly Fitzpatrick