Waiting for Godot

A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

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Cover Art for 9780802144423, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
ISBN: 9780802144423
Publisher: Grove Press
Published: 17 May, 2011
Format: Paperback
Language: English
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This volume is an absurdist play in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot. They claim he's an acquaintance but in fact hardly know him, admitting that they would not recognize him when they do see him. To occupy the time they eat, sleep, converse, argue, sing, play games, exercise, swap hats, and contemplate suicide -- anything "to hold the terrible silence at bay". Throughout the play, the audience may encounter religious, philosophical, classical, psychoanalytical, biographical, and especially wartime references.

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