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Jesse Jones’s The Tower’s story of two female medieval mystics is reminiscent of Beckett’s leaning towards installation art in his plays

The Tower by Jesse Jones: a powerful juxtaposition of filmic imagery and live performance

If Samuel Beckett’s late works were being produced today, they might perhaps sit more naturally in a gallery context than a theatre. The repetitive dramaturgy and physical emphasis of plays such as Footfalls and Not I would fit easily alongside a programme of durational performance art. Breath, which features no actors at all, has an installation-like quality and Damien Hirst, the original Young British Artist, even filmed his own version in 2001.

Beckett comes to ...