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Endgame

Full-Length Play, Drama

" Endgame has outraged the Philistines, earned the contempt of the half wits and filled those who are capable of telling the difference between a theatre and a bawdy house with a profound and somber and paradoxical joy...A magnificent theatrical…

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    Adult
Accolades
Accolades
  • Nominee: 2005 Olivier Award for Best Revival of a Play

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Summary
A pinnacle of Beckett’s characteristic raw minimalism, Endgame is a pure and devastating distillation of the human essence in the face of approaching death.  Endgame, originally written in French and translated into English by Beckett himself, is considered by many critics to be his greatest single work.  Samuel Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of plays, novels, stories and poetry has earned him an uncontested place as one of the greatest writers of our time.
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  • Time Period Contemporary, 1950s
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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Samuel Beckett

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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