Grove Press; 9th edition (January 18, 1994)

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts



Author: Samuel Beckett

A seminal work of twentieth-century drama, Waiting for Godot was Samuel Beckett’s first professionally produced play. It opened in Paris in 1953 at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone, and has since become a cornerstone of twentieth-century theater.

The story line revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree on a barren stretch of road, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as a somber summation of mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existentialism of post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.

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Paperback: 111 pages

Publication Date: January 18, 1994

Publisher: Grove Press

Author: Samuel Beckett

ISBN-13: 978-0802130341

Series: Beckett, Samuel

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