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Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett

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Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot. While they wait, two other men enter. Pozzo is on his way to the market to sell his slave, Lucky. He pauses for a while to converse with Vladimir and Estragon. Lucky entertains them by dancing and thinking, and Pozzo and Lucky leave.

After Pozzo and Lucky leave, a boy enters and tells Vladimir that he is a messenger from Godot. He tells Vladimir that Godot will not be coming tonight, but that he will surely come tomorrow. Vladimir asks him some questions about Godot and the boy departs. After his departure, Vladimir and Estragon decide to leave, but they do not move as the curtain falls.

The next night, Vladimir and Estragon again meet near the tree to wait for Godot. Lucky and Pozzo enter again, but this time Pozzo is blind and Lucky is dumb. Pozzo does not remember meeting the two men the night before. They leave and Vladimir and Estragon continue to wait.

Shortly after, the boy enters and once again tells Vladimir that Godot will not be coming. He insists that he did not speak to Vladimir yesterday. After he leaves, Estragon and Vladimir decide to leave, but again they do not move as the curtain falls, ending the play.

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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.

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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

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