Waiting for Godot
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 1boy(s)
Waiting for Godot is considered the masterpiece of existentialism, in which Samuel Beckett explores the fultility of man's hope.
The Samuel French Acting Edition is an Open University set text.
Reviews"It is a mystery wrapped in an enigma. But you can expect witness to the strange power this drama has to convey the impression of some melancholy truths about the hopeless destiny of the human race. " - Brooks Atkinson, NY Times
"Although "Waiting for Godot" is a "puzzlement," as the King of Siam would express it, Mr. Beckett is no charlatan. He has strong feelings about the degradation of mankind, and he has given vent to them copiously. "Waiting for Godot" is all feeling. Perhaps that is why it is puzzling and convincing at the same time. Theatregoers can rail at it, but they cannot ignore it. For Mr. Beckett is a valid writer." - Brooks Atkinson, NY Times
"...a witty and poetic conundrum" - Philip Hope-Wallace, The Guardian
- No Special Cautions
- Licensing available for professional groups only. Some restrictions apply.
- Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: A wasteland with a single tree.
- Additional Features: Physical Comedy
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
VLADIMIR (DIDI) - The more responsible and mature of the two wandering tramps.
ESTRAGON (GOGO) - Seems weak and helpless, always looking for Vladimir's protection. He also has a poor memory.
POZZO - A wealthy and large passerby.
LUCKY - Pozzo's slave, who carries Pozzo's bags and stool.
BOY - A child, supposedly in the employ of Mr. Godot.
- All Male