Happy Days
Samuel Beckett
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Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PMBy Samuel Beckett

In Happy Days, Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, to time past and time present.
  • Title: Happy Days
  • Author: Samuel Beckett
  • ISBN: 9780571066537
  • Page: 172
  • Format: Paperback

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Sofia Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
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Carmo Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Dias Felizes um maravilhoso poema de amor, o canto de uma mulher que ainda quer ouvir e ver o homem que ama Madeleine Renaud actriz Dias Felizes uma met fora da passagem do tempo, da resist ncia e da sobreviv ncia.Para al m disso Dias Felizes , talvez, um dos melhores trabalhos de Beckett, e Beckett o absurdo, o discurso fragmentado, o minimalismo e aparente insignific ncia dos di logos face revela o que brota dos sil ncios e das pausas As pe as de Beckett parecem ter todas o mesmo intuito o de [...]
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Sophie Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Words fail, there are times when even they fail However, speaking is Winnie s raison d tre, words keep flowing from her without conveying any meaning, just to fill the silence and the void.Early on, it struck me as upsetting the fact that Winnie was trying so hard to convince herself that it is a happy day, the wanting to get out of the mound and the simultaneous attachment to it Never have I ever come across a play whose directorial instructions are as important as the play itself I quickly bec [...]
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Jon(athan) Nakapalau Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Read this and then watched the Broadway Theatre Archive production featuring Irene Worth One of the most depressing works I have ever had the opportunity to encounter There is much debate as to the meaning of the play here is my interpretation by grounding ourselves into a happy existence we are actually subordinating our essenced that will ultimately destroy who we really were becoming I have measured out my life with coffee spoons is the way most of us will pass from our existence of us will n [...]
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David Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
At the start of Happy Days, we see Winnie a plump, fifty year old housewife of a woman buried to her waist in the centre of a mound of earth The sun blazes down in the form of a powerful spotlight A barren landscape stretches into the distance Beside Minnie on the mound are a large bag and a parasol Throughout the play, she removes items from the bag, including a Browning automatic revolver Brownie and a toothbrush Halfway through the first of two short acts the parasol bursts into flames from t [...]
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Teresa Proença Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
O que eu acho maravilhoso n o se passar um dia Sorriso para falar moda antiga Fim do sorriso quase nenhum, sem aprendermos qualquer coisa, por pouco que seja, desde que nos esforcemos por isso E se, por raz es obscuras, o mais pequeno esfor o deixasse de ser poss vel, ent o s fechar os olhos Fecha os e esperar que o dia chegue, o dia feliz em que a carne se derrete a tantos graus e a noite de luar dura tantas centenas de horas Pausa Eis o que eu acho reconfortante, quando perco a coragem e come [...]
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Emad Attili Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
If you don t know where you are currently standing, you re dead Happy days LOL I like this play I consider myself a big fan of the absurd theatre it represents life as it is.Winnie and her husband Willie, represented most people nowadays sinking in their daily routines without having any purpose Reading the dialogue between them was a pleasure for me, I enjoyed it I think it was simple and meaningful I think Happy Days is beautiful than Beckett s most famous play Waiting for Godot I liked it .
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Aya Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Wow this left me all depressed and disillusioned about life, death and everything in between What I like is that the play begins with a surreal and bizarre situation and this doesn t clear up This kind of makes you imagine all kinds of reasons why and how the woman and her husband are stuck there and living like that There is so much in this play that makes it worth to read or see Winnie seems swallowed by the earth, can t walk first and in act two can t move anything but her head, and still is [...]
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Matthew Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
WINNIE What would you say, Willie, speaking of your hair, them or it Pause The hair on your head, I mean Pause Turning a little further The hair on your head, Willie, what would you say speaking of the hair on your head, them or it Long pause.WILLIE It.WINNIE turning back front, front Oh you are going to talk to me today, this is going to be a happy day Pause Joy off Another happy day.
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Marija Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Another great play Another happy day.
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John Pistelli Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Fascinating but not my favorite Evidently Beckett regarded Winnie as a kind of earth mother spirit, indomitable, and I do find some patronizing piety or maybe just pity here, a refusal of the corrosive irony Beckett s male heroes have to endure in the midst of their own eschatological travails The idea of the setting as a kind of post apocalyptic degraded vacation destination beach where the blazing bleaching sun never sets is wonderful, as is the whole mystery of the play s circumstance, litera [...]
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anus solaire Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
The earth is very tight today, can it be I have put on flesh, I trust not.
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Tiaan Lubbe Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Someone once told me, You don t fuck with Beckett I agree You don t You can t He is irrefutably one of the great geniuses of the Twentieth century His words have become legend Waiting for Godot has become the vision of an entire age Endgame bashes our fears of our eventual ends in our faces Beckett s view of life, so effectively conveyed in his sometimes painfully absurd plays and writings, is one that pulled at the heartstrings of society when they were first published and performed and still o [...]
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Moriah Russo Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
typical of his late period works, beckett stages poignant commentary on the phenomenal desperation of singular existence there again seems to be a palpable curtain both around and among the thoughts, speech, and behaviors of the winnie her rambling commentary seemingly falling mute after immediate realization and encountering a hopelessly unpredictable and incomprehensible audience in willie, who too seems to be playing out an absurd experience of self winnie s self sustaining occupations of inv [...]
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Ivan Damjanović Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Jedna Beckettova bonus, da zavr im s njim do daljnjeg za cijeli ivot, po mogu nosti.Dva lika Winnie i Willie itam i mislim se tko, dovraga, mo e nau iti toliki besmisleni dijalog napamet Samo su dva lika, ponavljam Pomislio sam da je tome tako jer je radio drama, ali ne tu su i detaljne, tako er uglavnom besmislene, didaskalije P Selem se u pogovoru indirektno sla e Kli ej pitanje, ali zanima me na emu je Beckett bio kad je ovo pisao Kakav divan dana nji dan , a doga ale se same groteskne besmis [...]
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Sheldon L Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
A very sobering tale on the meaninglessness of life I think that it s a very deep play that really requires punctuational respect That is, if it says Pause , please pause Because the emotion is only evoked if the play is read correctly or acted correctly.I like how it really intensifies emotions of our seeming meaningless lives i.e when one looks back in a million years, every thing we ever did do and when we do anything in life, we do it seriously and invest a great deal of care will not matter [...]
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Ben Loory Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
this is a heartbreaking play, and probably the purest and most unsparing of beckett s visions, which is saying something some irony in the fact that winnie is beckett s saddest character despite because of the fact that she is the most optimistic s hard to believe an actress could actually pull this play off it s basically a sixty page stationary monologue winnie s buried waist and then neck deep through the whole thing, with only the contents of her bag to work with i would pay anything to see [...]
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Deni Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Amo esta obrita Es la segunda vez que la leo Extra aba algo de sus ecos, y la necesitaba volver a sentir No creo que se pueda seguir hablando de Beckett, quiero decir, no creo que tenga sentido, ya se ha dicho demasiado Pero creo que es vital leerlo, tenerlo presente, tenerlo cerca Beckett es uno de esos autores demoledores y sin retorno No son tantos.
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David Allen Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
An absurdist parable about a woman who tries to find the best in her lot as her options narrow in a literal sense, buried up to her waist in sand at first and later up to her neck, her beloved husband virtually invisible and uncommunicative A proto feminist work 1961 and one of Beckett s most touching plays.
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James Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Happy Days presents a bleak landscape that is severed from anything like the real world A woman, Winnie, is buried up to her waist in a mound at center stage There is one other character, Willie, who for most of the play is hidden behind the mound, burrowing head first into it However unrealistic this sounds there is a certain realism from her handbag that contains some of the detritus of everyday life that plays an important role for Winnie She is a seemingly irrepressibly cheerful woman whose [...]
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Sidharth Vardhan Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
She decays into sands of time caught, struck in memories of happy days of past and the hopeless hope of a future that would resemble to the past than the present her hopes are of a really old bird who can no longer fly or even if it could fly it won t enjoy as much as it once did and yet this bird looks up to skies and hopes hopes like her too down to earth husband doesn t Her surroundings like her body are just ruins of happy days of past, her hope is as depressing as her husband s pessimism a [...]
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J. Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
This is bullshit.Saw this live with a talented cast, and by that I mean one actress Perhaps I m one of those incompetent dilettante who is too dumb to appreciate Beckett s genius, but I can honestly say this has no redeemable qualities None whatsoever If you left the performance 5, 15, 25, or 35 minutes into the play, or stayed at the end, it wouldn t have made a difference Historical and philosophical allusions aside, this is complete drivel People like clever writers and clever plays, but I th [...]
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Dean Italiano Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
I have read this play before, and I ve had the great pleasure of seeing it in the theater years ago I reread it because I m thinking of writing a Beckett ish play next look for a Waiting for Godot review soon I enjoyed it again.Happy Days is a jumpy little play, which says a lot only about the dialogue as the characters don t really move, and actors have to be VERY good to carry this one Winnie and Willie are the only two characters, Winny lives waist deep in a hill and Willie on the mound behin [...]
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Maria Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
I had never read anything by Beckett before I do not usually dedicate that much time to reading plays, actually What led me to Happy Days I was looking for Tennessee Williams and Beckett was the one who showed up Completely different styles, definitely Thematically speaking though Not so sure.A reflection on the human condition, I would call it Odd, yes, but as honest as it gets The writing is rather frenetic, and also frenetically paused Winnie seems to fear silence, for it is sound that regula [...]
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Zoë Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
4.5 SterneZu meiner grossen Erleichterung hat Gl ckliche Tage auch auf mich gewirkt im Gegensatz zu Warten auf Godot und Endspiel und ich fand es grossartig Der Kontrast zwischen Winnie und ihrer Lage war irgendwie unheimlich beengend und sich das st ndig vorstellen zu m ssen, wie man da feststeckt, war einfach unangenehm die richtige Art von unangenehm Das es dann auch recht anstrengend ist, ihren ununterbrochenen Monolog zu lesen, gibt zus tzlich noch das Gef hl, dass Willie wohl haben muss, w [...]
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twrctdrv Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
It s difficult for me to give an honest review of this play, one because I ve never actually seen it preformed and plays are in no way meant to be read like this, especially Happy Days with all its stage directions interrupting the lines beyond easy readability and two because the subject matter is a bit above my head in the sense that it seems to focus on a long marriage, something I have no personal experience with That said, the play is enjoyable and seems to have a firm grip on what it s doi [...]
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Leonard Gaya Aug 13, 2020 - 20:44 PM
Oh les beaux jours sans doute l une des plus belles, des plus dr les et des plus mouvantes pi ces de Beckett Une femme bavarde seule, et, chose trange, est a demi enterr e, dans un mamelon de terre Un homme nigmatique se tient derri re elle Son discours est banal elle prie, se rappelle, se r jouit, se sent gagn e par la d cr pitude de l ge Dans son sac, un revolver, qu elle n utilisera pas Au deuxi me acte, elle est enterr e jusqu au cou et, hormis le visage, a perdu l usage de son corps L englo [...]
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Happy Days By Samuel Beckett In Happy Days, Beckett pursues his relentless search for the meaning of existence, probing the tenuous relationships that bind one person to another, and each to the universe, to time past and time present.

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