RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 168705 LA English T1 Waiting for Godot : tragicomedy in 2 acts A1 Beckett, Samuel,, PB Grove Press PP New York YR 1954 SN 0394172043 9780394172040 AB Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot. This volume is an absurdist play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. They claim he's an acquaintance but in fact hardly know him, admitting that they would not recognize him when they do see him. To occupy the time they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats, and contemplate suicide -- anything "to hold the terrible silence at bay". Throughout the play, the audience may encounter religious, philosophical, classical, psychoanalytical, biographical, and especially wartime references.