Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot

By Samuel Beckett

  • Publication Date: 2011-04-12
  • Genre: Theater
3.5 Score: 3.5 (From 61 Ratings)

Book Overview

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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Recent Reviews

  • Fantastic

    By Jordie0505
    Give this play a chance. It's got humor, wit, and is overall a great work. I listened to the play and read it at the same time. You must finish it to truly appreciate the messages and literary style.
  • Great book

    By Amazins88
    Great story. Not worth 9.99. Get a new price model iTunes and I might actually buy something from you.
  • Terrible.

    By Vanessa7838
    Waste of time and money. This is honestly the worst story I have ever read. I cannot believe that anyone enjoys this