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  Waiting for Godot Tragicomedy in two acts by Samuel Beckett, published in 1952 in French as En attendant Godot and first produced in 1953. Waiting for Godot was a true innovation in drama and the Theater of the Absurd's first theatrical success. The play consists of conversations between Vladimir and Estragon, who... Read more

  Endgame Beckett at his maddening best
I am no literary critic, but after reading Waiting for Godot, I sought more of his works. Beckett smashes everyday reality with a sledgehammer, wrecking the fantasy of social reality as we know it. The pointless circular conversations between Hamm and Clov are pathetic, useless, and point to the... Read more

  Molloy, Malone Dies, the Unnamable Samuel Beckett's brilliance as a dramatist--as the creator of Waiting for Godot, Krapp's Last Tape, and that despairing pas de deux Endgame--has tended to overshadow his gifts as a novelist. Yet he's unmistakably one of the great fiction writers of our century. As a young man he took dictation... Read more

    Collected Shorter Plays Succintly Brilliant
Beckett's shorter may shock a new reader to Beckett's works. If you are looking for something that tells an interesting story, you will not enjoy his plays. I can understand why previous reviewers feel that that there is not content in his plays. But the intention of much of his works is to provide... Read more

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    The Samuel Beckett Endpage - Timeline, Short bio, bibliography, and related links.

    Samuel Beckett - Information and links about Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Absurd.

    Samuel Beckett - Biography of absurdist playwright Samuel Beckett, plus links to all of his works currently in print.

    Samuel Beckett Resources and Links - A comprehensive grouping of links to on-line essays, reviews, analyses and various other material related to the works of Samuel Beckett.

    Samuel Beckett - Short biography; message board.


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