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‘Waiting for Godot’ as ‘The Theatre of the Absurd’

October 9, 2008


The term ‘Theatre of Absurd’ was coined by Martin Esslin in his essay ‘The Theatre of Absurd’. The main exponents of this school were – Samuel Beckett, Arthur Adamov, Jean Genet. Although these writers oppose the idea of belonging to a particular school, yet their writings do have certain common characteristics on the basis of […]

Who is Godot? in ‘Waiting for Godot’

August 17, 2007


Critics have interpreted the identity of Godot in various ways, ranging from being a saviour and a god to being a rich employer. Critics have the life history of Beckett to establish the identity of Godot but Beckett’s own reaction has been that if he knew who Godot was he would have mentioned that in […]

Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’

August 14, 2007


‘Waiting for Godot’ by Samuel Beckett is one of my most favourite dramas. It is a typical example of an Absurd drama, although Beckett himself would have rejected that tag. The drama moves in circular motion – ending from where it all begun. The second act too is on the same pattern as the first […]