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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Beckett, Samuel, 1906-1989.
Waiting for Godot.
New York, Grove Press 
|Named Person:||Samuel Beckett|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Description:||60 p. : illus. ; 22 cm.|
|Other Titles:||En attendant Godot.|
|Responsibility:||by Samuel Beckett. [Translated from his original French text by the author].|
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.
"Tolins succeeds smartly at his intention here, which is to express impatience with the staler elements of gay dramatic literature and to push the 'gay play' forward into its next generation of
- Beckett, Samuel, -- 1906-1989 -- Translations into English.
- French drama -- Translations into English.
- Teatro francés.
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