Waiting For Godot

Beckett, Samuel

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Beckett was one of the greatest and most influential literary figures of this century, and ‘Waiting for Godot’, now regarded as a classic of 20th-century European literature, is part of the standard repertoire in theatres around the world.

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Subtitled ‘A tragicomedy in two Acts’, and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which ‘nothing happens, twice’, En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955.

‘Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live.’ Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955

‘I told him that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly.’ Samuel Beckett, 1955

Additional information

Weight 105 g
Dimensions 198 × 126 × 7 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

91

Language

English

Edition

New Edition

Dewey

842.912 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K