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Waiting For Godot

Author : Samuel Beckett
ISBN : 0802198821
Genre : Drama
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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.
Category: Drama

Samuel Beckett S Waiting For Godot

Author : William Hutchings
ISBN : 0313308799
Genre : Drama
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Texts -- Meaning -- Intellectual contexts -- Dramatic art -- Performance.
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Waiting For Godot Samuel Beckett New Edition

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438114309
Genre : Electronic books
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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.
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Samuel Beckett S Endgame

Author : Patrizia Demleitner
ISBN : 9783638766364
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Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Regensburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar: From Modernism to Postmodernism, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This peace of work deals with the question, whether Beckett's "Endgame" is a continuation of "Waiting for Godot." In order to answer it, both plays will be compared to work out similarities as well as differences. Godot will function as a basis and startingpoint for interpretation, that will then turn towards Endgame for comparison to come to a conclusion. Main features of the drama such as plot, setting, characters, action, language and time will be involved in this procedure of analysis. To a certain extent, this approach towards the two plays will also be related to the historical context of Postmodernism and the philosophical background of Existentialism, as well as to characteristics of the Theatre of the Absurd or the Expressionist Theatre."

Waiting For Godot

Author : Paul Lawley
ISBN : 9781441110503
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism

Beckett Waiting For Godot

Author : David Bradby
ISBN : 0521594294
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Explores the impact of Waiting for Godot on the theatre and its many interpretations.
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Beckett Waiting For Godot

Author : Lawrence Graver
ISBN : 0521549388
Genre : Drama
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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.
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Waiting For Godot

Author : Thomas Cousineau
ISBN : UOM:49015001217794
Genre : Drama
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Describes the background of Waiting for Godot, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception
Category: Drama