Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot: A Reference Guide (Hardback)William Hutchings (author)
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No modern play in the western dramatic tradition has provoked as much controversy or generated as much diversity of opinion as Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot. Since its initial production in 1953, it has revolutionized the stage through its existentialism and apparent rejection of plot. This book is a valuable introduction to the play. It begins with a summary of the play and its origins and editions. It then explores the play's meaning and the historical and intellectual contexts informing Beckett's work. The book then examines Beckett's dramatic art and gives full coverage of the play's performance history. A bibliographical essay surveys the most important critical studies.
Number of pages: 186
Weight: 441 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
"[P]rovides a summary of the play's plot, a description of the various texts and editions available, a discussion of the play's intellectual content, an essay on its meaning, and overview of its dramatic art, a history of its performance worldwide through 2004, and a bibliographic essay directing readers to further reading." - Reference & Research Book News
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