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Beckett's first stage play portrays two tramps, trapped in an endless waiting for the arrival of a mysterious personage named Godot, while disputing the appointed place and hour of his coming. They amu...

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Excellent

Thought provoking - A very simplistic notion, usua...

Highlights the human condition - hardly uplifting.

Scenes: I - Didi & Gogo II - Pozzo & Lucky III - Boy - - - Sixty years ago this month it was the 'Waiting for Godot's' premiere We are all waiting for the inevitable, albeit I guess you've got to do something pro-active while you wait - anyhow, it is human nature to do something with your time;...

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Excellent

“Waiting for Whom?”

published 30/05/2005

Applicable to a modern audience

Takes a lot of studying to truly understand it

*Original Thoughts* Admittedly, when I was first told we were to study this play in drama, I was a little apprehensive. I had loosely heard of Beckett - his works being associated with little action and long synonymous dialect. Obviously not something that appealed to me… and I was right, this...

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Excellent

excellent mindcatcher

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With modern times come the distortion of the old believes where everything was held supreme from man to god to animals. My love for this new existentialist literature make me read these plays and novels again and again. I can't stop myself as these plays novella or novels simply and marvellously...

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Excellent

Fascinating, beautifully comical, unpatronising, c...

Probably boring to some due to lack of real action

I first discovered this play when I was 15. I study Drama at school and found the bit of the play we acted really amusing (if completely random) so I went out and bought it. Seen as a whole, it's not so much random as life-like, in an obscure and worrying way. The play deals with the subject of...

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Excellent

“Waiting And Waiting”

published 23/12/2000

Original, funny and interesting

Not everyone's cup of tea

Samuel Beckett has been a great influence to 20th Century theatre. In the 1950's he invented a new kind of play - absurd. Now many of you may read this play and think that it is the biggest lot of rubbish, but as I always say - a play is meant to be seen and not read. "Waiting For Godot" was the...

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Super

Great play

Hard to get into for some people

Waiting for Godot was originally written in French but was subsequently translated back to English by Beckett. It was Beckett's first play, and many would say one of his greatest. There are heavy influences from Beckett's peer-group in the "Theatre of the Absurd" - which later influenced writers...

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Super

Brilliant play and well written.

Can be boring to people who do not appreciate it.

Waiting for Godot is a classic and it seems to be either loved or hated by those who have read, seen or studied it. It is unsual, to say the very least, but when I studied, then saw and then stage managed this play, I grew to love it. Beckett has written a play about two old tramps (more or less)...

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Super

“Brilliantly bleak”

published 19/04/2005

One of the best plays of our time

May not appeal to everyone due to lack of action

Beckett has often been described as the best playwright of modern times. I find it hard to agree with this as some of his works seem simply too bizarre to be enjoyed or understood. However, Waiting for Godot is one of the best plays written in the twentieth century, portraying a terribly bleak...

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“Beckett's master piece”

published 11/04/2005

An introduction to one of the most infamous theatr...

'Nothing happens, nobody comes'

I have always been a lover of the theatre, but only recently discovered the 'Theatre of the Absurd.' This type of theatre could be described as quirky or bizarre and Samuel Beckett is one of the main comtenders of this breed of theatre. Waiting for Godot follows two days in the lives of Vladimir...

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Excellent

“absurdly brilliant”

published 17/07/2000

originality

difficult to read

This play, first written in French and performed in France, is a novel invention and is one of the great works of modern theatre. It breaks down all the conventions and rules of theatre (set up by Aristotle and his unities) and produces and almost non-play. There is no action, little...

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