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Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts - Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts
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A seminal work of twentieth-century drama, Waiting for Godot was Samuel Beckett’s first professionally produced play. It opened in Paris in 1953 at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone, and has since become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. The story line revolves around two seemingly... show more
A seminal work of twentieth-century drama, Waiting for Godot was Samuel Beckett’s first professionally produced play. It opened in Paris in 1953 at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone, and has since become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater. The story line revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree on a barren stretch of road, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existentialism of post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802144423 (080214442X)
ASIN: 080214442X
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 128
Edition language: Danish
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Vlrireads
Vlrireads rated it
3.0 En attendant Godot - Samuel Beckett
La lecture de cette oeuvre c'est un plaisir confus, une désorientation littéraire totale. Protagonistes anti-héros et absurdes, frustrant comme l'attente est divertissante. 3 ☆
xndrme
xndrme rated it
1.0 Waiting for Godot
Perhaps the most interesting thing on this book is the absolute lack of interesting things within it :). But is just theater of the absurd so I think is really on topic :)
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 Waiting for Godot
They don't lie when they say that 'Waiting for Godot" isn't for everyone, and that not everyone will understand it. For me I didn't really have an option on the matter as this was mandatory reading for my IB English curriculum. I found it to be the written equivalent of Dali or Picasso, whose work I...
My Reading World!
My Reading World! rated it
4.0 Waiting for Godot
خلال قراءتي للمسرحية حاولت إيجاد تفسير لثرثرتهم وفقاً لما ينعكس من واقعهم الاجتماعي المؤلم، حاولت إيجاد رابط ما بين الحرب و ما تجرّه من دمار ويأس عليهم وبين عبثية صاموئيل اللامتناهية على المسرح، بدت لي وكأنها حركة تمرد عفوية غير قابلة للإستيعاب، كأنها محاوله يائسة للتعبير عن التمرد الاجتماعي على الح...
My Reading World!
My Reading World! rated it
4.0 Waiting for Godot
خلال قراءتي للمسرحية حاولت إيجاد تفسير لثرثرتهم وفقاً لما ينعكس من واقعهم الاجتماعي المؤلم، حاولت إيجاد رابط ما بين الحرب و ما تجرّه من دمار ويأس عليهم وبين عبثية صاموئيل اللامتناهية على المسرح، بدت لي وكأنها حركة تمرد عفوية غير قابلة للإستيعاب، كأنها محاوله يائسة للتعبير عن التمرد الاجتماعي على الح...
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