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
Genre: Performing Arts, Editor: Faber & Faber, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780571297016

As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their lives and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, in the hope that he can tell them their purpose.
Genre: Drama, Editor: Turtleback, Pages: 85 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0606346600

"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.
Genre: Performing Arts, Editor: A&C Black, Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781441156105

Texts -- Meaning -- Intellectual contexts -- Dramatic art -- Performance.
Genre: Literary Criticism, Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group, Pages: 194 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0313308799

Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd, which suggests that "absurd" plays purport the meaninglessness of life, Michael Y. Bennett's Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd is a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre "movements" of the twentieth century. Bennett argues that these "absurd" plays are, instead, ethical texts that suggest how life can be made meaningful. Analyzing the works of five major playwrights/writers of the 1950s (including three winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature), Bennett's work challenges fifty years of scholarship though his upbeat and hopeful readings.
Genre: Literary Criticism, Editor: Palgrave Macmillan, Pages: 192 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 113737876X

100 Best Non Fiction Books has its origins in the recent 2 year-long Observer serial which every week featured a work of non fiction). It is also a companion volume to McCrum's very successful 100 Best Novels published by Galileo in 2015. The list of books starts in 1611 with the King James Bible and ends in 2014 with Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction. And in between, on this extraordinary voyage through the written treasures of our culture we meet Pepys' Diaries, Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species, Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time and a whole host of additional works.
Genre: Best books, Editor: , Pages: 287 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1903385830

From an inauspicious beginning at the tiny Left Bank Theatre de Babylone in 1953, followed by bewilderment among American and British audiences, Waiting for Godot has become of the most important and enigmatic plays of the past fifty years and a cornerstone of twentieth-century drama. As Clive Barnes wrote, “Time catches up with genius … Waiting for Godot is one of the masterpieces of the century.” The story revolves around two seemingly homeless men waiting for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun of their own consciousness. The result is a comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Beckett’s language pioneered an expressionistic minimalism that captured the existential post-World War II Europe. His play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
Genre: Drama, Editor: Grove/Atlantic, Inc., Pages: 128 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0802198821

Two old tramps wait on a bare stretch of road near a tree for Godot.
Genre: Drama, Editor: Beckett, Samuel, Pages: 138 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: UOM:39015013972321

As Vladimir and Estragon await the arrival of Godot, they discuss their lives and consider hanging themselves, but choose to wait for Godot instead, in the hope that he can tell them what their purpose is, in a new bilingual edition of the classic play honoring the centennial of the Nobel laureate's birth. $50,000 ad/promo.
Genre: Drama, Editor: Grove Press, Pages: 370 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0802118216

Genre: , Editor: Badlands Unlimited, Pages: in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781936440047