Waiting for Godot

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Waiting for Godot (/ˈɡɒd/ GOD-oh)[1] is a play by Samuel Beckett.

The play has two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo). They have conversations and talk about many things while waiting for Godot, who never arrives.[2]

Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French-language play, En attendant Godot. The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948 and 29 January 1949.

In 1998/99, it was voted the "most significant English-language play of the 20th century".[3][4][5]

References[change | change source]

  1. Piepenburg, Erik (30 April 2009). "Anthony Page of Waiting for Godot Teaches Us How to Pronounce Its Title". The New York Times.
  2. Itzkoff, Dave (12 November 2013). "The Only Certainty Is That He Won't Show Up". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 November 2013.
  3. Berlin 1999.
  4. "Waiting for Godot voted best modern play in English" by David Lister, The Independent, 18 October 1998
  5. Aleks Sierz (2000). Clive Barker; Simon Trussler (eds.). "NT 2000: the Need to Make Meaning". New Theatre Quarterly. Cambridge University Press. 16 (2): 192–193. doi:10.1017/S0266464X00013713. ISBN 9780521789028. S2CID 191153800.