Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-09-20
ISBN: 0571297013
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

Subtitled 'A tragicomedy in two Acts', and famously described by the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play in which 'nothing happens, twice', En attendant Godot was first performed at the Théâtre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was translated into English by Samuel Beckett, and Waiting for Godot opened at the Arts Theatre in London in 1955. 'Go and see Waiting for Godot. At the worst you will discover a curiosity, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; at the best something that will securely lodge in a corner of your mind for as long as you live.' Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955 'I told him that if by Godot I had meant God I would have said God, and not Godot. This seemed to disappoint him greatly.' Samuel Beckett, 1955

Waiting for Godot s First Pitch

Waiting for Godot  s First Pitch
Author: Tim Peeler
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2001-07-17
ISBN: 0786462566
Category: Sports & Recreation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot s First Pitch Book Excerpt:

In baseball, as in much poetry, beauty comes from tension. Groundrules and boundaries confine those who would play, but the best find ways to exploit their strictures, and just as the daring base runner takes second on a fly to right, the practiced poet trips the sleepy reader with a surprise rhyme, bold line break, or a jarring reversal of foot. It’s no surprise, then, that hardball has a larger body of literature than other sports, or that aficionados are more likely than others to quote lines of verse in support of the game they love. This is Tim Peeler’s second book of poems from baseball. It contains some of his most moving and best-crafted poetry. Starting with time-honored themes—fathers and sons, baseball and time, memory and the nation, team and player and loyalty—the poet adapts the universal to the local and personal, proving that baseball, with its easy accommodation of reflection, remains a powerful tool for mining our individual and collective history.

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett New Edition

Waiting for Godot   Samuel Beckett  New Edition
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438114303
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett New Edition Book Excerpt:

Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 146
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9789953105819
Category: French drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

A Study Guide for Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 15
Release: 2015-09-24
ISBN: 141033502X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Clipper Audio
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-06-01
ISBN: 9781471233852
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

There is now no doubt that not only is Waiting for Godot the outstanding play of the 20th century, but it is also Samuel Beckett's masterpiece. Yet it is both a popular text to be studied at school and an enigma. The scene is a country road. There is a solitary tree. It is evening. Two tramp-like figures, Vladimir and Estragon, exchange words. Pull off boots. Munch a root vegetable. Two other curious characters enter. And a boy. Time passes. It is all strange yet familiar. Waiting for Godot casts its spell as powerfully in this audiobook recording as it does on stage.

Beckett Waiting for Godot

Beckett  Waiting for Godot
Author: Lawrence Graver
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2004-05-27
ISBN: 9780521549387
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beckett Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's first and most renowned dramatic work, Waiting for Godot, which has become one of the most frequently discussed, and influential plays in the history of the theatre. Lawrence Graver discusses the play's background and provides a detailed analysis of its originality and distinction as a landmark of modern theatrical art. He reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Paul Lawley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-08-05
ISBN: 1441156348
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

This book provides an introductory study of Beckett's most famous play, dealing not just with the four main characters but with the pairings that they form, and the implications of these pairings for the very idea of character in the play. After locating Godot within the context of Beckett's work, Lawley discusses some of the play's puzzles and difficulties-including the absent "fifth character", Godot himself.

Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot
Author: Samuel Beckett
Publsiher: Beckett, Samuel
Total Pages: 85
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot.

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama
Author: Sanford Sternlicht
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780313333231
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterpieces of Modern British and Irish Drama Book Excerpt:

Gives students a convenient overview of 10 major works of modern British and Irish drama.

No Kidding

No Kidding
Author: Donald McManus
Publsiher: University of Delaware Press
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780874138085
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Kidding Book Excerpt:

No Kidding! Clown as Protagonist in Twentieth-Century Theater examines the way clown was transformed into a serious character in twentieth-century theater. Modernist theater practitioners recognized that clown's approach to performance is profoundly different from other modes of theatrical representation. The paradox of clown, a traditionally marginal, comic character thrust into center stage as the focus of the agon, provided a stimulating new way to renovate tragedy. Experiments with clown by Jean Cocteau, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett, Giorgio Strehler, Dario Fo, and Roberto Benigni are examined as a means of exploring how and why clown became, in contemporary theater and film, a character from whom audiences expect philosophizing, angst, or political criticism as much as physical comedy and fractured language.

The Theatre of the Absurd

The Theatre of the Absurd
Author: Martin Esslin
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-04-02
ISBN: 0307548015
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theatre of the Absurd Book Excerpt:

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents—Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others—shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters’ inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin’s landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett’s tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.

Beckett and Joyce

Beckett and Joyce
Author: Barbara Reich Gluck
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 1979
ISBN: 9780838720608
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Directing Beckett

Directing Beckett
Author: Lois Oppenheim
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780472084364
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Directing Beckett Book Excerpt:

Interviews with and essays by twenty-two prominent directors of Samuel Beckett's work.

Tragedy and After

Tragedy and After
Author: Ekbert Faas
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 223
Release: 1986
ISBN: 9780773506053
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Madness Masks and Laughter

Madness  Masks  and Laughter
Author: Rupert D. V. Glasgow
Publsiher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780838635599
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness Masks and Laughter Book Excerpt:

"Madness, Masks, and Laughter: An Essay on Comedy is an exploration of narrative and dramatic comedy as a laughter-inducing phenomenon. The theatrical metaphors of mask, appearance, and illusion are used as structural linchpins in an attempt to categorize the many and extremely varied manifestations of comedy and to find out what they may have in common with one another. As this reliance on metaphor suggests, the purpose is less to produce The Truth about comedy than to look at how it is related to our understanding of the world and to ways of understanding our understanding. Previous theories of comedy or laughter (such as those advanced by Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Bergson, Freud, and Bakhtin) as well as more general philosophical considerations are discussed insofar as they shed light on this approach. The limitations of the metaphors themselves mean that sight is never lost of the deep-seated ambiguity that has made laughter so notoriously difficult to pin down in the past." "The first half of the volume focuses in particular on traditional comic masks and the pleasures of repetition and recognition, on the comedy of imposture, disguise, and deception, on dramatic and verbal irony, on social and theatrical role-playing and the comic possibilities of plays-within-plays and "metatheatre," as well as on the cliches, puns, witticisms, and torrents of gibberish which betray that language itself may be understood as a sort of mask. The second half of the book moves to the other side of the footlights to show how the spectators themselves, identifying with the comic spectacle, may be induced to "drop" their own roles and postures, laughter here operating as something akin to a ventilatory release from the pressures of social or cognitive performance. Here the essay examines the subversive madness inherent in comedy, its displaced anti-authoritarianism, as well as the violence, sexuality, and bodily grotesqueness it may bring to light. The structural tensions in this broadly Hobbesian or Freudian model of a social mask concealing an anti-social self are reflected in comedy's own ambivalences, and emerge especially in the ambiguous concepts of madness and folly, which may be either celebrated as festive fun or derided as sinfulness. The study concludes by considering the ways in which nonsense and the grotesque may infringe our cognitive limitations, here extending the distinction between appearance and reality to a metaphysical level which is nonetheless prey to unresolvable ambiguities." "The scope of the comic material ranges over time from Aristophanes to Martin Amis, from Boccaccio, Chaucer, Rabelais, and Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton, John Barth, and Philip Roth. Alongside mainly Old Greek, Italian, French, Irish, English, and American examples, a number of relatively little-known German plays (by Grabbe, Tieck, Buchner, and others) are also taken into consideration."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Samuel Beckett Wordmaster

Samuel Beckett  Wordmaster
Author: Ira Hasan
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett Wordmaster Book Excerpt:

"It is the only book available that provides a detailed essay on the play and its author. The book acts both as an essential text and a study aid for students of A level as well as for those enrolled in graduate and post-graduate courses in English Literature."--BOOK JACKET.

Roger Blin and Twentieth Century Playwrights

Roger Blin and Twentieth Century Playwrights
Author: Odette Aslan
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 1988-02-26
ISBN: 9780521224406
Category: Drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Roger Blin and Twentieth Century Playwrights Book Excerpt:

From her own knowledge of Blin's rigorous working habits, from interviews with close associates, and Blin's own rare statements, production notes and drawings, Odette Aslan has pieced together the history of Blin's work as actor, critic, and director, his relationship with playwrights and actors, and how he struggled against obstacles to stage works by then unknown authors and bring out the peculiar qualities of the plays he chose.

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot
Author: Mark Taylor-Batty,Juliette Taylor-Batty
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2013-06-13
ISBN: 1472538897
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Beckett s Waiting for Godot Book Excerpt:

"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural landmarks of the twentieth century. Originally written in French, the play first amazed and appalled Parisian theatre-goers and critics before receiving a harshly dismissive initial critical response in Britain in 1955. Its influence since then on the international stage has been significant, impacting on generations of actors, directors and audiences.

Explaining Postmodernism

Explaining Postmodernism
Author: Scholargy Publishing, Incorporated,Stephen Ronald Craig Hicks
Publsiher: Scholargy Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9781592476466
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Explaining Postmodernism Book Excerpt: