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Waiting for Godot : A Tragicomedy in Two Acts (Paperback) (Samuel Beckett)

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From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Théâtre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become one 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.
As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their lives and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, in the hope that he can tell them what their purpose is.
Number of Pages: 85
Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Continental European, European / French, English + Irish + Scottish + Welsh
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pgw
Author: Samuel Beckett
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2011
TCIN: 13308739
UPC: 9780802144423
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-1536
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