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Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

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Samuel Beckett was born in Dublin in 1906. He befriended the famous Irish novelist James Joyce, and his first published work was an essay on Joyce. In 1951 and 1953, Beckett wrote his most famous novels, the trilogy Molloy, Malone Dies, and The Unnameable.

Waiting for Godot, Beckett's first play, was written originally in French in 1948 (Beckett subsequently translated the play into English himself). It premiered at a tiny theater in Paris in 1953. This play began Beckett's association with the Theatre of the Absurd, which influenced later playwrights like Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard.

The most famous of Beckett's subsequent plays include Endgame (1958) and Krapp's Last Tape (1959). He also wrote several even more experimental plays, like Breath (1969), a thirty-second play. Beckett was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1969 and died in 1989 in Paris.

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Online Movie Version of Godot: Watch Instantly

by godot2013, September 27, 2013

YOUTUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NztNufWhD4E
YOUTUBE LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NztNufWhD4E

Official Online web series adaptation of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Found this review online:

http://comedytvisdead.com/2013/09/25/review-while-waiting-for-godot/

I thought it was really funny!!

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An erroneous commentary

by KatyErport, April 19, 2016

Dear author of this analysis. Becket does not write in 'Waiting for Godot' that the four gospels present different accounts of the two thieves. What he writes, and what really is the case, is that only one of the four gospels present this account. And hence, the conclusion that you have made regarding the trustworthiness of the Bible is irrelevant and in fact deceiving.

Unsuported and

by MSOBryan, September 05, 2016

It is disappointing to find a wholly unsupported claim such as the one made by the author of this note regarding the conversation between Vladimir and Estragon early in Act I about execution of two criminals who were crucified on either side of Jesus. Vladimir explains that only one writer includes a conversation between Jesus and the two men, the apparent repentance of one of the men, and Jesus’ promise the man would be with Jesus in paradise that very day.

Luke mentions the story, the other three writers mention the men but not t... Read more