Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-20
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9780571297016

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Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955. 'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live.' Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955 'I told him that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly.' Samuel Beckett, 1955

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-04-12
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0802198821

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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.” The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Paul Lawley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-08-05
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9781441110503

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This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's most famous play, dealing not just with the four main characters but with the pairings that they form, and the implications of these pairings for the very idea of character in the play. After locating Godot within the context of Beckett's work, Lawley discusses some of the play's puzzles and difficulties-including the absent "fifth character", Godot himself.

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: Mark Taylor-Batty,Juliette Taylor-Batty
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-06-13
Genre: Performing Arts
ISBN: 9781441156105

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"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural landmarks of the twentieth century. Originally written in French, the play first amazed and appalled Parisian theatre-goers and critics before receiving a harshly dismissive initial critical response in Britain in 1955. Its influence since then on the international stage has been significant, impacting on generations of actors, directors and audiences.

Beckett Waiting for Godot

Beckett  Waiting for Godot
Author: David Bradby,Was Professor of Drama and Theatre and Emeritus Professor David Bradby
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2001-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0521594294

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Waiting for Godot is a byword in every major world language. No other twentieth-century play has achieved such global currency. His innovations have affected not only the writing of plays, but all aspects of their staging. In this book David Bradby explores the impact of the play and its influence on acting, directing, design, and the role of theatre in society. Bradby begins with an analysis of the play and its historical context. After discussing the first productions in France, Britain and America, he examines subsequent productions in Africa, Eastern Europe, Israel, America, China and Japan. The book assesses interpretations by actors such as Bert Lahr, David Warrilow, Georges Wilson, Barry McGovern and Ben Kingsley, and directors Roger Blin, Susan Sontag, Sir Peter Hall, Luc Bondy, Yukio Ninagawa and Beckett himself. It also contains an extensive production chronology, bibliography and illustrations from major productions.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Thomas Cousineau
Publsiher: Twayne Pub
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1990
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: UOM:49015001217794

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Describes the background of Waiting for Godot, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Beckett Waiting for Godot

Beckett  Waiting for Godot
Author: Lawrence Graver
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004-05-27
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0521549388

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This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's first and most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Lawrence Graver discusses the play's background and provides a detailed analysis of its originality and distinction as a landmark of modern theatrical art. He reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett New Edition

Waiting for Godot   Samuel Beckett  New Edition
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2009
Genre: Comedy
ISBN: 9781438114309

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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.