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Jonathan Bignell

and video aesthetics Since television drama inherited theatre’s and literature’s mantle of quality and authorial creativity (often via radio drama), it offered, paradoxically, an opportunity to consider the essential aesthetic of the medium. The Langham Group, working at the BBC in 1958–60, for example, were interested in the connections between the aesthetics of television and of avant-garde film (see Cooke 2003: 53–4). On one hand, by using single-camera shooting and takes of unusually long duration, for example, television could explore

in Beckett on screen