Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot

Tragicomedy in 2 Acts

Book - 1954
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A classic of modern theatre and perennial favorite of colleges and high schools. "One of the most noble and moving plays of our generation . . . suffused with tenderness for the whole human perplexity . . . like a sharp stab of beauty and pain".--The London Times.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, c1954
ISBN: 9780394475295
0394475291
9780394172040
0394172043
9780802130341
0802130348
Branch Call Number: 842.914 BEC NVD

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alexy93
Dec 12, 2018

“We always find something, eh Didi, to let us think we exist?”

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Tomligirl
Aug 23, 2018

I listened to the audio version of this play which adds to the story. This sad tale of two homeless men who wait day in and day out for Mr. Godot. They want to leave, but cannot because they have to wait for him. The story shares their daily adventures that are both humorous and sad.

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kwsmith
Jan 28, 2018

In this short dramatic play, two homeless men, Vladimir and Estragon, sit around passively waiting for someone named Godot to arrive. Beckett is a master of comedic wordplay and the play's sparse minimalism offers several different allegorical interpretations.

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nbradley2
Apr 25, 2017

This is one of many significant plays from the 20th century. Beckett's minimalistic approach to the absurd, as well as his witty and strange characters, show his tragicomedic form to be painstakingly crafted, intense, complex, and moving. Waiting for Godot shows the human condition to be difficult, indefinable, and unresolved.

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seaxfamx
Jun 08, 2015

A 20th century classic.

kurthallsman Oct 27, 2014

Definitely one of the greatest plays ever written. The Hamlet of the 20th Century.

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Rainman
May 02, 2013

This had an Abbot and Costello feel to it, like I was reading the "Who's on first" routine. I can imagine it being much more amusing on stage; it was a bit frustrating as a book.

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vickiz
Dec 27, 2008

"Waiting for Godot" is one of the titles selected by writer Yann Martel to provide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to encourage an appreciation of the arts in the PM, and to also help him with his stillness and thoughtfulness. Martel has regularly sent books from a wide range of literary traditions to Harper, and has devoted a Web site to the book list and his kind and considered covering letters with each volume. Sadly, I think the whole exercise has been a rather "Waiting for Godot" exercise for Martel - I don't think he has received a single response or acknowledgement.

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Aug 24, 2013

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Sep 25, 2012

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Mar 23, 2012

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Aug 24, 2013

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Rainman
May 02, 2013

E: I can't go on like this. V: That's what you think.

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