Samuel Beckett

En attendant Godot


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Samuel Beckett
1952 First published
Publication Location France
Language French
Notes En attendant Godot (English: Waiting for Godot) is a play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir (Didi) and Estragon (Gogo), wait for the arrival of someone named Godot who never arrives, and while waiting they engage in a variety of discussions and encounter three other characters. En attendant Godot was translated by Beckett into English and is subtitled (in English only) "a tragicomedy in two acts". The original French text was composed between 9 October 1948 and 29 January 1949. The premiere was on 5 January 1953 in the Théâtre de Babylone, Paris. The English language version was premiered in London in 1955.


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