Waiting for Godot

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[2011], c1954.
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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.
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9780802144423
9789629546816
9780802198822
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subject_facet Beckett, Samuel, -- 1906-1989 -- Translations into English, Electronic books, English drama -- Irish authors -- 20th century, French drama -- 20th century -- Translations into English, French drama -- Translations into English, Tragicomedy
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title Waiting for Godot
title_alt En attendant Godot., En attendent Godot.
title_display Waiting for Godot
title_full Waiting for Godot / Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot [electronic resource] / Samuel Beckett
title_short Waiting for Godot
title_sort waiting for godot
topic Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989 Translations into English, Electronic books, English drama Irish authors 20th century, French drama 20th century Translations into English, French drama Translations into English, Tragicomedy
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