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Waiting for Godot Play By Samuel Beckett (/ ˈɡɒdoʊ / GOD-oh), in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), await the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives, and while they wait they get involved in a variety of discussions and I meet three other characters. Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original work in French, Entendant Godot, and is subtitled (only in English) "a tragicomedy in two acts." The original French text was composed between October 9, 1948, and January 29, 1949. The premiere, directed by Roger Blin, was on January 5, 1953, at the Théâtre de Babylone [fr], Paris. The English version was released in London in 1955. In a survey conducted by the British Royal National Theater in 1990, it was voted "the most important English play in the twentieth century.

Written by Samuel Beckett
Characters Vladimir
A Boy
Mute Godot
Date premiered 5 January 1953
Place premiered Théâtre de Babylone, Paris
Original language French

Book Summary

The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men who simply wait for someone, or something, called Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a spinning drama of their own consciousness. The result is a comic pun of poetry, dreamlike and meaningless landscapes, which has been interpreted as the inexhaustible search for the meaning of humanity. Beckett's language pioneered expressionist minimalism that captured post-World War II existential Europe. His work remains one of the most beautiful and magical allegories of our time.

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Book Review

One of the noblest and moving works of our generation, a trick of hope deceived and deferred but never extinguished; a work full of tenderness for all human perplexity; with phrases that come as a sharp stab of beauty and pain.

[Godot is] one of the most studied, monographed, celebrated, and widespread works of modern art, and perhaps as influential as any of the last century. The non-story of two vagabonds loose in a landscape devoid of anything but a tree, having fun or distracting themselves from oppressive boredom while waiting for a mysterious figure who never comes, the play became the ur-text of theatrical innovation and existential thought. . in the second half of the 20th century.

About The Author

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 humor.

Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced by James Joyce, he is considered one of the last modernists. As an inspiration to many later writers, he is also sometimes considered one of the first postmodernists. He is one of the key writers in what Martin Esslin called the "Theatre of the Absurd". His work became increasingly minimalist in his later career.

Beckett was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize in Literature "for his writing, which—in new forms for the novel and drama—in the destitution of modern man acquires its elevation". He was elected Saoi of Aosdána in 1984.

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