waiting for godot: the basics

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The play where nothing happens, twice.

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An introduction to the basics about the play Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett.

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Page 1: Waiting for Godot: the basics

The play where nothing happens, twice.

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Page 3: Waiting for Godot: the basics

Vladimir Estragon Pozzo Lucky A boy

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Empty existence Apathy Meaninglessness of life Waiting for something to

happen

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Theatre of the Absurd The absurdity of human existence Not a traditional play No setting, plot or development Time and place are irrelevant Characters are representations

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The play peels off all layers that are not essential

Limited setting No specific time or setting No rounded characters Universality

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Written shortly after end of WW2

Play shows degrees of power Tyrannical environment Master-slave relationship