Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett

By Samuel Beckett

From wikipedia: watching for Godot is a play by way of Samuel Beckett, within which characters look ahead to anyone named Godot. Godot's absence, in addition to a variety of different elements of the play, have resulted in many various interpretations because the play's most popular. Voted "the most vital English language play of the twentieth century", looking forward to 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 excellent used to be on five January 1953 within the Théâtre de Babylone.

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Godet . . Godot . . anyhow, you see who I mean, I'd wait till it was black night before I gave up. ) I'd very much like to sit down, but I don't quite know how to go about it. ESTRAGON: Could I be of any help? POZZO: If you asked me perhaps. ESTRAGON: What? POZZO: If you asked me to sit down. ESTRAGON: Would that be a help? POZZO: I fancy so. ESTRAGON: Here we go. Be seated, Sir, I beg of you. POZZO: No no, I wouldn't think of it! (Pause. ) Ask me again. ESTRAGON: Come come, take a seat I beseech you, you'll get pneumonia.

You are human beings none the less. ) As far as one can see. ) Of the same species as myself. ) Of the same species as Pozzo! Made in God's image! VLADIMIR: Well you see— POZZO: (peremptory). Who is Godot? ESTRAGON: Godot? POZZO: You took me for Godot. VLADIMIR: Oh no, Sir, not for an instant, Sir. POZZO: Who is he? VLADIMIR: Oh he's a . . he's a kind of acquaintance. ESTRAGON: Nothing of the kind, we hardly know him. VLADIMIR: True . . we don't know him very well . . but all the same . . ESTRAGON: Personally, I wouldn't even know him if I saw him.

POZZO: Leave him in peace! ) Can't you see he wants to rest? Basket! (He strikes a match and begins to light his pipe. Estragon sees the chicken bones on the ground and stares at them greedily. ) Basket! (Lucky starts, almost falls, recovers his senses, advances, puts the bottle in the basket and goes back to his place. Estragon stares at the bones. ) What can you expect, it's not his job. ) Ah! That's better. ESTRAGON: (timidly). Please Sir . . POZZO: What is it, my good man? ESTRAGON: Er . .

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