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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett Didi and Gogo are waiting for Godot. They are waiting, but he never comes. Every day, he sends a boy to inform them that he cannot come today and will definitely come tomorrow.

This waiting is so boring for them. They even decide to hang themselves on a tree to escape from this boredom. Fortunately, Pozzo and Lucky come. They talk, laugh, sing, make Lucky dance,…. And that's all!... (I have a master degree in summarizing!)

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Waiting for Godot is a play written by Samuel Beckett in 1948. It is known as "the most significant English language play of the 20th century". Beckett wrote this play first in French (En attendant Godot) and then translated it into English himself.

Didi and Gogo (which are nicknames for Vladimir and Estragon) are characters created to show the absurdity behind the action of waiting. As the matter of fact, this play is not only about absurdity but also it is absurd itself. You are watching a play in which nothing really happens. Just some ordinary and sometimes meaningless acts (yes meaningless and irrational). I was disappointed at first, but little by little, I realized that this is another Sisyphus, another The Stranger, another The Nausea! How masterfully Beckett demonstrates this Existential world of philosophy; this time on the subject of Waiting:

Waiting for Godot
Waiting for Someone to come and change your life
Waiting for Future
Waiting for a Miracle
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You may like to check wikipedia .

Sound track:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-E53gmeO-8