Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

By Samuel Beckett

From wikipedia: anticipating Godot is a play via Samuel Beckett, during which characters stay up for somebody named Godot. Godot's absence, in addition to a number of different facets of the play, have ended in many alternative interpretations because the play's ultimate. Voted "the most vital English language play of the 20 th century", anticipating Godot is Beckett's translation of his personal unique French model, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English merely) "a tragicomedy in acts". the unique French textual content was once composed among October nine, 1948, and January 29, 1949. The most desirable was once on five January 1953 within the Théâtre de Babylone.

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He consults his watch) . . yes, nearly sixty. ) You wouldn't think it to look at me, would you? Compared to him I look like a young man, no? ) Hat! (Lucky puts down the basket and takes off his hat. His long white hair falls about his face. ) Now look. (Pozzo takes off his hat. ] He is completely bald. ) Did you see? VLADIMIR: And now you turn him away? Such an old and faithful servant! ESTRAGON: Swine! Pozzo more and more agitated. VLADIMIR: After having sucked all the good out of him you chuck him away like a .

Godin . . anyhow you see who I mean, who has your future in his hands . . (pause) . . at least your immediate future? VLADIMIR: Who told you? POZZO: He speaks to me again! If this goes on much longer we'll soon be old friends. ESTRAGON: Why doesn't he put down his bags? POZZO: I too would be happy to meet him. The more people I meet the happier I become. From the meanest creature one departs wiser, richer, more conscious of one's blessings. Even you . . (he looks at them ostentatiously in turn to make it clear they are both meant) .

What have I done with my pipe? VLADIMIR: Charming evening we're having. ESTRAGON: Unforgettable. VLADIMIR: And it's not over. ESTRAGON: Apparently not. VLADIMIR: It's only beginning. ESTRAGON: It's awful. VLADIMIR: Worse than the pantomime. ESTRAGON: The circus. VLADIMIR: The music-hall. ESTRAGON: The circus. POZZO: What can I have done with that briar? ESTRAGON: He's a scream. He's lost his dudeen. Laughs noisily. VLADIMIR: I'll be back. He hastens towards the wings. ESTRAGON: End of the corridor, on the left.

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