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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2012-09-20
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0571297013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

Waiting for GodotÕs First Pitch

Waiting for GodotÕs First Pitch
More Poems from Baseball

by Tim Peeler

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2001-07-17
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0786462566
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In baseball, as in much poetry, beauty comes from tension. Groundrules and boundaries confine those who would play, but the best find ways to exploit their strictures, and just as the daring base runner takes second on a fly to right, the practiced poet trips the sleepy reader with a surprise rhyme, bold line break, or a jarring reversal of foot. It’s no surprise, then, that hardball has a larger body of literature than other sports, or that aficionados are more likely than others to quote lines of verse in support of the game they love. This is Tim Peeler’s second book of poems from baseball. It contains some of his most moving and best-crafted poetry. Starting with time-honored themes—fathers and sons, baseball and time, memory and the nation, team and player and loyalty—the poet adapts the universal to the local and personal, proving that baseball, with its easy accommodation of reflection, remains a powerful tool for mining our individual and collective history.

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett, New Edition

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett, New Edition
A Book

by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1438114303
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 87
  • ISBN : 9780571229116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 one 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.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
With an Introduction and Summaries

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9789953105819
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
A Book

by Gale, Cengage Learning

  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2015-09-24
  • Pages : 15
  • ISBN : 141033502X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Character Studies

by Paul Lawley

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-08-05
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1441156348
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's most famous play, dealing not just with the four main characters but with the pairings that they form, and the implications of these pairings for the very idea of character in the play. After locating Godot within the context of Beckett's work, Lawley discusses some of the play's puzzles and difficulties-including the absent "fifth character", Godot himself.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Tragicomedy in 2 Acts

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Beckett, Samuel
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 85
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot.

Beckett: Waiting for Godot

Beckett: Waiting for Godot
A Book

by Lawrence Graver

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004-05-27
  • Pages : 107
  • ISBN : 9780521549387
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's first and most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Lawrence Graver discusses the play's background and provides a detailed analysis of its originality and distinction as a landmark of modern theatrical art. He reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot
A Reference Guide

by William Hutchings

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 167
  • ISBN : 9780313308796
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Texts -- Meaning -- Intellectual contexts -- Dramatic art -- Performance.

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama
A Book

by Sanford Sternlicht

  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 111
  • ISBN : 9780313333231
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gives students a convenient overview of 10 major works of modern British and Irish drama.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
A Book

by Samuel Beckett,James Knowlson,Dougald McMillan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-08
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 9780571348701
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waiting for Godot follows Endgame and Krapp's Last Tape in this highly praised series of Beckett's notebooks, which show for the first time the extensive revisions made by Beckett during revivals of the play. This volume is in part a facsimile, with transcription and commentary, of the notebook kept by Beckett for Berlin's Schiller-Theater production in 1975. It contains a full set of directorial notes, and discloses, section by section, a total system that works by repetition and analogy, musical rhythm and echo, establishing subtle patterns of sound, movement and gestures.

En Attendant Godot

En Attendant Godot
A Book

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 2010-07-13
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780802144638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A modern play by the noted 20th century Irish author and playwright

No Kidding!

No Kidding!
Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-century Theatre

by Donald McManus

  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9780874138085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No Kidding! Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-Century Theater examines the way clown was transformed into a serious character in twentieth-century theater. Modernist theater practitioners recognized that clown's approach to performance is profoundly different from other modes of theatrical representation. The paradox of clown, a traditionally marginal, comic character thrust into center stage as the focus of the agon, provided a stimulating new way to renovate tragedy. Experiments with clown by Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, and Roberto Benigni are examined as a means of exploring how and why clown became, in contemporary theater and film, a character from whom audiences expect philosophizing, angst, or political criticism as much as physical comedy and fractured language.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd
A Book

by Martin Esslin

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-04-02
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 0307548015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Beckett and Joyce

Beckett and Joyce
Friendship and Fiction

by Barbara Reich Gluck

  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Release : 1979
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9780838720608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Directing Beckett

Directing Beckett
A Book

by Lois Oppenheim

  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780472084364
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Interviews with and essays by twenty-two prominent directors of Samuel Beckett's work.

Tragedy and After

Tragedy and After
Euripides, Shakespeare, Goethe

by Ekbert Faas

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780773506053
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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En Attendant Godot

En Attendant Godot
A Book

by Samuel Beckett

  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780802118219
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their lives and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, in the hope that he can tell them what their purpose is, in a new bilingual edition of the classic play honoring the centennial of the Nobel laureate's birth. $50,000 ad/promo.

Madness, Masks, and Laughter

Madness, Masks, and Laughter
An Essay on Comedy

by Rupert D. V. Glasgow

  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 9780838635599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Madness, Masks, and Laughter: An Essay on Comedy is an exploration of narrative and dramatic comedy as a laughter-inducing phenomenon. The theatrical metaphors of mask, appearance, and illusion are used as structural linchpins in an attempt to categorize the many and extremely varied manifestations of comedy and to find out what they may have in common with one another. As this reliance on metaphor suggests, the purpose is less to produce The Truth about comedy than to look at how it is related to our understanding of the world and to ways of understanding our understanding. Previous theories of comedy or laughter (such as those advanced by Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Bergson, Freud, and Bakhtin) as well as more general philosophical considerations are discussed insofar as they shed light on this approach. The limitations of the metaphors themselves mean that sight is never lost of the deep-seated ambiguity that has made laughter so notoriously difficult to pin down in the past." "The first half of the volume focuses in particular on traditional comic masks and the pleasures of repetition and recognition, on the comedy of imposture, disguise, and deception, on dramatic and verbal irony, on social and theatrical role-playing and the comic possibilities of plays-within-plays and "metatheatre," as well as on the cliches, puns, witticisms, and torrents of gibberish which betray that language itself may be understood as a sort of mask. The second half of the book moves to the other side of the footlights to show how the spectators themselves, identifying with the comic spectacle, may be induced to "drop" their own roles and postures, laughter here operating as something akin to a ventilatory release from the pressures of social or cognitive performance. Here the essay examines the subversive madness inherent in comedy, its displaced anti-authoritarianism, as well as the violence, sexuality, and bodily grotesqueness it may bring to light. The structural tensions in this broadly Hobbesian or Freudian model of a social mask concealing an anti-social self are reflected in comedy's own ambivalences, and emerge especially in the ambiguous concepts of madness and folly, which may be either celebrated as festive fun or derided as sinfulness. The study concludes by considering the ways in which nonsense and the grotesque may infringe our cognitive limitations, here extending the distinction between appearance and reality to a metaphysical level which is nonetheless prey to unresolvable ambiguities." "The scope of the comic material ranges over time from Aristophanes to Martin Amis, from Boccaccio, Chaucer, Rabelais, and Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton, John Barth, and Philip Roth. Alongside mainly Old Greek, Italian, French, Irish, English, and American examples, a number of relatively little-known German plays (by Grabbe, Tieck, Buchner, and others) are also taken into consideration."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved