En attendant Godot

(Théâtre populaire romand répertoire)

Paperback, 134 pages

French language

Published Aug. 6, 1983 by Éditions de Minuit.

ISBN:
9782707301482
OCLC Number:
6188434

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Waiting for Godot ( GOD-oh) is a play by Samuel Beckett in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), engage in a variety of discussions and encounters while awaiting the titular Godot, who never arrives. Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French-language play, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English only) "a tragicomedy in two acts". The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948 and 29 January 1949. The premiere, directed by Roger Blin, was on 5 January 1953 at the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris. The English-language version premiered in London in 1955. In a poll conducted by the British Royal National Theatre in 1998/99, it was voted the "most significant English language play of the 20th century".

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"This is incredibly absurd, hilarious, dark -- pause -- and hilarious."
"Funny."
"A riot."
"Without meaning."
"Hopeless."
takes bowler hat off, looks in it as if searching for something
"What?"
"It's hopeless."
"What's hopeless?"
"This review."
"Of course."
places hat back on head
"My feet hurt."

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