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Beckett reúne en esta obra en tres actos todos los ingredientes de la dramaturgia burguesa : trama, personajes, conflictos, situaciones, diálogos y convenciones, para someterlos a una sarcástica operación de desguace. El joven Victor Krap ha abandonado, sin motivo aparente, su hogar, su familia, su trabajo, su novia... y se ha recluido en un miserable cuartucho de pensión ...more
Paperback, Marginales, 168 pages
Published August 28th 2002 by Tusquets (first published February 17th 1995)
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Ştefan Bolea
One of Beckett's least "absurd" and most philosophical plays. I find it better than his "Godot" and "Endgame". Those were highly "beckettian", meaning they had that characteristic trademark of master and slave dialogue, of BDSM despair and cynicism. "Eleutheria" reminds me more of Ionesco, with his satire of bourgeois society and impression of mechanical gestures and eternal return of nothingness from "The Bold Soprano". Very funny (of course in a sad way, beyond the sadness somehow), containing ...more
Kyle TM
Positively action packed compared to Waiting for Godot. An interesting look at the way humans interact, preconceptions are formed, and the traditional expectations of theater.
Kevin Axe
My play-reading group and I couldn’t really get ourselves to finish this example of Theater of the Absurd, and ruefully mocked the person who suggested it, then left while we were struggling through it.
Nina Lisitsa
It was a decent read, but the ending was definitely disappointing. It was way longer than it needed to be. Now, I understand why it was not published at the time.
W.B.
Jan 08, 2008 W.B. rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Hardcore Beckett fans only, Theater Beckettians
I agree with the rather low rating given this play by other readers. It was creepy and strange and very Un-Beckettian. Still, I love the word "Eleutheria." :-)
Natalie
One of Beckett's best plays. I laughed a lot, but I found it profound as well.
Jennarose
Beckett is so deliciously insane!
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Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in France for most of his adult life. He wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced
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