Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" PDF ePub eBook

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Samuel Beckett's 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 ostensibly plotless form. It continues to be performed and is widely studied by school students, undergraduates, and scholars. This guide conveniently introduces the play and synthesizes the vast body of critical reactions to it. The initial chapters summarize the play and discuss its origins and editions. The guide then looks at the cultural, historical, and intellectual contexts surrounding Beckett's work. It then analyses Beckett's dramatic art and gives full coverage of the play's performance history. A concluding bibliographical essay surveys the growing body of scholarship on this important work.

About William Hutchings

William Hutchings is Professor of English at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.

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Author : William Hutchings
Publisher : Greenwood Press
Data Published : 30 May 2005
ISBN : 0313308799
EAN : 9780313308796
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 186 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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