Waiting For Godot

Samuel Beckett(Grove Press)

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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, <i>Waiting for Godot</i> 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 … <i>Waiting for Godot</i> 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.

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