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Waiting for Godot (Landmarks of World Literature)

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Synopsis:

This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's 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. Graver reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive critical study of Beckett's most renowned dramatic work, "Waiting for Godot".

Synopsis:

This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's 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. Graver reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.

Synopsis:

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.

Table of Contents

Preface; Chronology; Part I. En attendant Godot/Waiting for Godot: Genesis and Reception: 1. Beckett at the beginning; 2. Paris 1946-8; 3. Godot in Paris, London and New York; Part II. Approaching the Play: 4. The drama of unknowingness; 5. The caged dynamic; 6. Rituals and routines; 7. 'Godet ... Godot ... Godin ... anyhow you see who I mean?'; 8. Pozzo and Lucky; 9. Lucky's 'think'; 10. Enter the Boy; 11. Act I/Act II - 'nothing happens, twice'; 12. Pozzo redux; 13. Vladimir's soliloquy, the boy again, the close of the play; Part III. Godot in French and in English: Part IV. The Presence of Godot ... The Play in the Contemporary Theatre and Elsewhere: 14. The growing myth of Godot; 15. Godot and the popular imagination; 16. Godot and the contemporary theatre; Guide to further reading.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521549387
Author:
Beckett, Samuel
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Graver, Lawrence
Author:
Stern, J. P.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Beckett, Samuel
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
Beckett, Samuel, --1906---En attendant Godot
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Student Paperback
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature (New)
Series Volume:
P0318.2
Publication Date:
20040631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 table
Pages:
107
Dimensions:
7.80x5.10x.27 in. .30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's 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. Graver reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.
"Synopsis" by , A comprehensive critical study of Beckett's most renowned dramatic work, "Waiting for Godot".
"Synopsis" by , This volume offers a comprehensive critical study of Samuel Beckett's 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. Graver reviews some of the differences between Beckett's original French version and his English translation.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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