Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 87
ISBN: 0571229115
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Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 one 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.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0802198821
Available:
Release: 2011-04-12
Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 85
ISBN: UOM:39015013972321
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Beckett, Samuel
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 96
ISBN: 0571235565
Available:
Release: 2008-02-04
Editor: Pearson Education India
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line from the play was adopted by Jean Anouilh to characterize the first production of Waiting for Godot at the Theatre de Babylone in 1953. He went on to predict that the play would, in time, represent the most important premiere to be staged in Paris for forty years. Nobody acquainted with Beckett's masterly black comedy would now question this prescient recognition of a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 83
ISBN: 0573040087
Available:
Release: 1957
Editor: Samuel French Limited
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 one 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.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett,James Knowlson,Dougald McMillan
Pages: 512
ISBN: 057134870X
Available:
Release: 2019-08
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

Explanation of the Book:

Waiting for Godot follows Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape in this highly praised series of Beckett's notebooks, which show for the first time the extensive revisions made by Beckett during revivals of the play. This volume is in part a facsimile, with transcription and commentary, of the notebook kept by Beckett for Berlin's Schiller-Theater production in 1975. It contains a full set of directorial notes, and discloses, section by section, a total system that works by repetition and analogy, musical rhythm and echo, establishing subtle patterns of sound, movement and gestures.

Beckett Waiting for Godot

Beckett  Waiting for Godot
Author: Lawrence Graver
Pages: 107
ISBN: 0521549388
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Release: 2004-05-27
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's first and most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Lawrence Graver discusses the play's background and provides a detailed analysis of its originality and distinction as a landmark of modern theatrical art. He reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett New Edition

Waiting for Godot   Samuel Beckett  New Edition
Author: Harold Bloom
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781438114309
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Infobase Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Paul Lawley
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781441156341
Available:
Release: 2013-08-05
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's most famous play, dealing not just with the four main characters but with the pairings that they form, and the implications of these pairings for the very idea of character in the play. After locating Godot within the context of Beckett's work, Lawley discusses some of the play's puzzles and difficulties-including the absent "fifth character", Godot himself.

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: William Hutchings
Pages: 167
ISBN: 0313308799
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Release: 2005
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Texts -- Meaning -- Intellectual contexts -- Dramatic art -- Performance.

Absurdity in Samuel Becketts Waiting for Godot

Absurdity in Samuel Becketts  Waiting for Godot
Author: Lea Lorena Jerns
Pages: 28
ISBN: 3656666008
Available:
Release: 2014-06-16
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2013 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, Humboldt-University of Berlin (Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Innovative Twentieth-Century Theatre, language: English, abstract: In what way does Samuel Beckett create absurdity in his play "Waiting for Godot" and what is it that makes the "game" with the absurdity so unique and therefore Samuel Beckett's play to one of the most authentic representatives of the "Theatre of the Absurd"? Samuel Beckett was born in 1906 in Dublin and died in 1989 in Paris. He was an Anglo-Irish author and wrote in French as well as in English. Furthermore, he wrote poems and novels and worked as a theatre director. Samuel Beckett is considered the master of absurdity. (cf. Schwanitz 323) The central theme in his works is the meaninglessness of the human existence. (cf. Wunderlich) He was friends with James Joyce and was impressed by Joyce's "stream of consciousness" - a special literary method that James Joyce used. The idea of the "stream of consciousness" is an on-going process of associating things, i.e. the idea of getting inside into the uncontrolled process of thinking of a person. Waiting for Godot (1954) is Beckett's translation of his own original French version that is called "En attendant Godot" (1952). In 1969 he received the Nobel Price for Literature, but he did not accept the price because people thought "Waiting for Godot" would be a potential religious play. According to Beckett that was wrong and that is why he decided to refuse the price. Finally, Samuel Beckett was the most unique, singular writer in English/French since 1945.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9953105812
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Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Samuel Beckett s Endgame

Samuel Beckett s  Endgame
Author: Patrizia Demleitner
Pages: 44
ISBN: 9783638766364
Available:
Release: 2007-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 2001 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,7, University of Regensburg (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), course: Proseminar: From Modernism to Postmodernism, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This peace of work deals with the question, whether Beckett's "Endgame" is a continuation of "Waiting for Godot." In order to answer it, both plays will be compared to work out similarities as well as differences. Godot will function as a basis and startingpoint for interpretation, that will then turn towards Endgame for comparison to come to a conclusion. Main features of the drama such as plot, setting, characters, action, language and time will be involved in this procedure of analysis. To a certain extent, this approach towards the two plays will also be related to the historical context of Postmodernism and the philosophical background of Existentialism, as well as to characteristics of the Theatre of the Absurd or the Expressionist Theatre."

Waiting for Godot and Happy Days

Waiting for Godot and Happy Days
Author: Anonim
Pages: 107
ISBN: 9781349081424
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Release: 1990-11-11
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Waiting for Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Waiting for Godot
Author: Dave Hanson
Pages: 62
ISBN: 1786820412
Available:
Release: 2017-10-03
Editor: Oberon Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two hapless understudies occupy their time backstage, trying to understand art, life, theatre and their precarious existence within it. Described as “delectable” by The New York Times and “gleefully absurd” by Time Out New York this hilariously witty comedy ponders Beckett, showbiz and just what on earth it’s all about. Turns out, the only people who truly understand Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, are the understudies.

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: Mark Taylor-Batty,Juliette Taylor-Batty
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781472538895
Available:
Release: 2013-06-13
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural landmarks of the twentieth century. Originally written in French, the play first amazed and appalled Parisian theatre-goers and critics before receiving a harshly dismissive initial critical response in Britain in 1955. Its influence since then on the international stage has been significant, impacting on generations of actors, directors and audiences.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Thomas Cousineau
Pages: 136
ISBN: UOM:49015001217794
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Release: 1990
Editor: Twayne Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the background of Waiting for Godot, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception

Is Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot a Criticism of Christianity

Is Samuel Beckett s  Waiting for Godot  a Criticism of Christianity
Author: Johannes Viertel
Pages: 20
ISBN: 3668978166
Available:
Release: 2019-05-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essay from the year 2015 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,7, University of Hildesheim (Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur), course: Literature - From Modernism to Postmodernism, language: English, abstract: In this essay care is taken specifically to the role and the criticism of Christianity. Since many studies came to the conclusion that the piece deals mainly with the topic of Christianity, with large influxes of philosophy and existential questions, a broad range of theories and conjectures has developed in this regard. In the course of this work I will first give a general overview of the most important references and criticisms of Christianity, oriented to the text, will then have a closer look at the role of Pozzo and Lucky and will present my conclusion at the end. The play "Waiting for Godot" premiered 1953 and was written by the Irish novelist Samuel Beckett. It is divided into two acts and the main characters, two old men called Vladimir and Estragon, wait on a lonely country road for a man called Mr. Godot. While waiting they are talking, one could say speculate, about that person, contemplate suicide several times, talk about religion and meet several characters but neither of these is Mr. Godot. This was just a very simple representation of events, another response of what happens might be "it depends what you mean by "happen"". In the fifty years since the plays publication many authors have tried to determine the meaning of this play. It seems like there is no specific meaning behind the text and that a new meaning is created each time the text is read. Therefor the text invites the reader to search for an interpretation, a meaning, a sense or message, even though it is not immediately visible. One thus has to accept that there is no right or wrong, only an assumption. With this knowledge it is possible to examine the text at various levels, such as political, religious, biographical, psychoanalytical or even exis

Samuel Beckett Wordmaster

Samuel Beckett  Wordmaster
Author: Ira Hasan
Pages: 187
ISBN: UOM:39015056504502
Available:
Release: 2002
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"It is the only book available that provides a detailed essay on the play and its author. The book acts both as an essential text and a study aid for students of A level as well as for those enrolled in graduate and post-graduate courses in English Literature."--BOOK JACKET.

A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 15
ISBN: 9781410335029
Available:
Release: 2015-09-24
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: