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A SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.
Full-Length Play, Dramatic Comedy
Waiting for Godot is considered the masterpiece of existentialism, in which Samuel Beckett explores the fultility of man's hope.
Photography by Joan Marcus
VLADIMIR (DIDI) – The more responsible and mature of the two wandering tramps.ESTRAGON (GOGO) – Seems weak and helpless, always looking for Vladimir's protection. He also has a poor memory.POZZO – A wealthy and large passerby.LUCKY – Pozzo's slave, who carries Pozzo's bags and stool.BOY – A child, supposedly in the employ of Mr. Godot.
“A witty and poetic conundrum.” – Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian
“It is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. But you can expect witness to the strange power this drama has to convey the impression of some melancholy truths about the hopeless destiny of the human race.” – Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times
“Although Waiting for Godot is a "puzzlement," as the King of Siam would express it, Mr. Beckett is no charlatan. He has strong feelings about the degradation of mankind, and he has given vent to them copiously. "Waiting for Godot" is all feeling. Perhaps that is why it is puzzling and convincing at the same time. Theatregoers can rail at it, but they cannot ignore it. For Mr. Beckett is a valid writer.” – Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times
Credit: Joan Marcus
Credit: Joan Marcus
Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) is widely recognized as one of the greatest dramatists of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969.
Mr. Beckett is most renowned for his play Waiting for Godot, which launched his career in theatre. He then went on to w ...
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