Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Samuel Beckett Waiting for Godot (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations)

Harold Bloom


Subtitled "A tragicomedy in Acts", and famously defined by means of the Irish critic Vivien Mercier as a play during which 'nothing occurs, twice', "En attendant Godot" was once first played on the Theatre de Babylone in Paris in 1953. It was once translated into English via Samuel Beckett, and "Waiting for Godot" opened on the Arts Theatre in London in 1955. 'Go and notice "Waiting for Godot". on the worst you can find a interest, a four-leaved clover, a black tulip; on the top whatever that would securely inn in a nook of your brain for so long as you live' - Harold Hobson, 7 August 1955. 'I informed him that if via Godot I had intended God i might have stated God, and never Godot. This looked as if it would disappoint him greatly' - Samuel Beckett, 1955.

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