The subject of this essay is the space in the theatre. The theatrical space, not as a building, not as a space of the theatrical event, but the space of the dramatic script. The space that is created by the writer with words and that constitutes the base in order various scenic spaces to be created.
The reference that is attempted here is limited in a concrete theatrical genre in that of the Theatre of the Absurd and more specifically in the work of its main representative, Samuel Beckett.
In other genres of theatre the report in the dramatic space it would be limited in simple recording of scenographic fabrications. In plays of the conventional, "reasonable" theatre, that imitates the objective reality, the dramatic spaces consist of representations of real spaces. The Theatre of the Absurd however attempts to reveal on the scene the internal space of his heroes, the space of their thought, imagination and memory.
The scenic picture is created therefore exclusively by the script which means by the writer. In the reported work of Beckett, the scenic pictures are dictated so much in detail in the scenic directives that do not leave any margin for scenographic originalities.
Moreover Beckett does not ornament the scene with objects and tents to limit a lot the space in his theatrical work. Therefore the scene in his work fills with words, his righting is full of pictures and each spectator conceives differently his work and the pictures that he sees are perceived from his experiences, notions and personality. Accordingly the dramatic space in the work of Beckett is internal, mental, and therefore limited, personal but simultaneously immense and ecumenical.