En attendant Godot
Préoccupé de peu de choses hormis ses chaussures, la perspective de se pendre au seul arbre qui rompt la monotonie du paysage et Vladimir, son compagnon d'infortune, Estragon attend. Il attend Godot comme un sauveur. Mais pas plus que Vladimir, il ne con...more
VLADIMIR: They've called us back.
ESTRAGON: For an encore?
VLADIMIR: No, we're supposed to say what it means.
ESTRAGON: What what means?
VLADIMIR: This play! We have to explain it.
ESTRAGON: And then?
VLADIMIR: [discouraged] I don't know. Maybe Godot will arrive. But again, maybe he won't. He's not very reliable. [Another pause] Still, we can try.
[They both think deeply]
VLADIMIR: Any ideas yet?
ESTRAGON: My boots don't fit. My feet hurt.
VLADIMIR: [furious] Idiot! This isn't about your...more
I said something wrong
Now I long for yesterday
Ah, how true. As you know, the votes we strive for and crawl across barbed wire for and win oh so slowly and painfully are the only way we reviewers can tell...more
Right round like a record, baby
Right round round round
Still absurd. Quite ridiculous. Occasionally philosophical. However, since its completion, the comedy of Waiting for Godot has become commonplace. Because the humor could be said to be Three Stooges-esque at times, one could say this play was even behind the times. I say it could be said, not that I say it is.
Does Waiting for Godot deserve all the attention it has received? After all, it seems to state the meaning...more
It seems that in some ways we are all 'waiting for Godot', at least this is the theme that appears to come through Samuel Beckett's classic and acclaimed two act play. Part of the genius of this play is the fact that it was written as an apparent diversion from the prose Beckett had been writing at the time. To be able to sit down and write a play hailed as the greatest of the 20th Century while working on a longer volume is an act of legendary proportions.
The play itself is both minimalist and...more
Yes, I should. I should think about it more.
I should sit back in silence and contemplate.
I will. Yes, I will.
No, Not for GODOT.
GODOT. Haah funny name. I hope he looks cool.
But can we see him? I don't know. Do you??
Waiting for Godot would be the most foolish thing to do. I think so.
Okay. So What have you been doing all your Life ?
Dont tell me you were Waiting for Godot. Seriously.
Aaah .. I don't know. I am not gonna wait for Godot.
These are the exact words as said to me by a colleague a few days back. Faith. I smiled. I knew I couldn't go ahead and say anything which might upset her. I had seen that urgency in her eyes, with which she seemed to be guarding her words. Watching, lest, she might encounter something unpleasant.
By ‘Faith’ she definitely did mean God.
The conversation brought to my mind the question I have kept asking myself. It has been a se...more
Laconically conjured inimically absurd reflections on the ultimate absurd phenomena – LIFE. Sisyphian rock, our destiny, no matter how many times it rolls over yet it has to be taken to the top, infinitesimally repetitively. Ends to this rope? A loop it is. An invisibly circular loop akin to the very earth we inhabit, round yet flat. A loop, but a rope still and our lot to keeping on climbing it with no end in sight yet hope t...more
شهرت جهانی "در انتظار گودو" بیشتر به این خاطر است که در هر مذهب و ایدئولوژی، انسان "در انتظار" چیزی یا کسی ست! واقعیت آن است اما که اگر بیرون از این دایره بایستی و نگاه کنی، "فردا" هم چندان تفاوتی با "امروز" نداشته است. دی دی (ولادیمیر) و گوگو (استراگون) نمادی از انسان اند، در برهوت زندگی، منتظر بهبودی، منتظر "گودو"، منتظر کسی که بیاید و "نان و پپسی را تقسیم کند". اما کسی نیست که بیاید، گیرم ما از جانب او، آمدنش را هر روز به تعویق می اندازیم؛ "فردا" خواهد آم...more
Seeing an excellent production of a play to which you've previously been indifferent can be life-changing, albeit in a small way. That happened to me today, when I saw the Sydney Theatre Company's production of this play. It was funny, sad, moving and unsettling and I was totally engaged for the three hours of the performance. Beckett's vision is grim and disturbing, but some magic happened as the meaning of his words was explored and embodied on the stage. This is why plays need to be seen and...more
ESTRAGON : Strunt i det här. Vi drar.
VLADIMIR : Det går inte.
ESTRAGON : Varför då?
VLADIMIR : Vi väntar på topplistorna, eller?
ESTRAGON : Å. Dom.
VLADIMIR : Jo, dom! Utan topplistorna vet vi inte vem som är topp och vem som är... öh... botten. Världen är ett enda kaos. Vilken resension är bäst? Vilken slängde sig som en glad lax uppför resensionsforserna för att fortplanta sig i solen?
ESTRAGON : Fan vad du är...more
Oh, what a useless play. Nothing happens in it. ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. I can usually learn something from plays or novels I read for class, but this was just - god, stupid. Two guys sit and wait near a tree for some Godot person, and they just talk, and talk about nothing, and time passes - they go home, come back the next day, and do the same thing. I think I would've liked it if it was a bit shorter - but 60 pages of these two idiots doing nothing but ta...more
I disagree wholeheartedly with the first half of that statement: The only thing I found this existential mess to be was irritating. As for the second half of the above statement, I will admit I have never read another Irish playwright, so I cannot say whether Beckett is the greatest or not, but I hope he isn't for the sake of every other Irish playwright and everyone that goes to see Irish plays on...more
SAMUEL - Diz-me o que viste...
TERESA - Um cenário numa estrada, junto de uma árvore, ao anoitecer;
As personagens: Estragon, Vladimir, Lucky, Pozzo, um Menino,...
SAMUEL - E que fazem?
TERESA - Representam a Condição Humana.
"Dão à luz montados num túmulo, o dia brilha por um instante, e depois fica outra vez noite."
SAMUEL - Tens a certeza?
TERESA - Não. Mas senti. Fazes-me rir e chorar, Samuel.
SAMUEL - Se não queres sent...more
I had been under the impression that Waiting for Godot was a religious allegory, where Estragon and Vladimir represented the two thieves crucified with Jesus, or society in general; Lucky represented Jesus; Pozzo represented organized religion; and the whole thing was some tortured, surreal / comedic commentary on the pointlessness / necessity of faith. Gar, I thought, if I wanted earnest religious allegory I could just read Life of Pi again, borrrrrrring.
"It's never the same pus f...more
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كم كانت دهشتي وانا احمل (تي شيرت) رجالي خاص بزوجي يحمل العبارة السابقة، (تي شيرت) قديم مطبوعا عليه تلك العبارة بأحجام مختلفة... تلك العبارة التي لم افهم ما هي والـ (تي شيرت) مغر جدا لأن استخدمه كقطعة للتنظيف :)
سألته عن الـ (تي شيرت) الغريب ولماذا أحضر مثله للمنزل فأجابني في هيئة سؤال: مش انتي عندك تي شيرت اللجنة المنظمة لنموذج جامعة الأمم المتحدة من أيام الكليه؟؟
قلت له: آه ومحتفظة بيه جديد زي ما هو كتذكار
فرد: ده بقى تذكار من محا...more
A good and true performance is absolutely necessary for any real understanding of a play. An attentive audience is necessary for performers to generate that magic that ignites experience.
A good playwright knows that attention of an audience can only be achieved if the attention of actors and directors are held by the written word, especially a...more
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!)
Waiting for Godot is a play written by Samuel Beckett in 1948. It is kno...more
That, however, doesn't stop me from drawing a few conclusions. I believe the play's most important accheivement is its multi-layered commentary on the relationship between...more
لنختصر هذه المصطلحات في مصطلح واحد هو دراما اللامعقول, حتى يتكشف كل شيء عن روح هذا المسرح وأفكاره. على أرض الواقع, لا توجد هناك مدرسة فنية أو حركة فكرية تطلق على نفسها هذا الاسم. ربما لو أوقفت المسرحي الحائز على جائزة نوبل صاموئيل بيكيت وهو خارج من مقهاه الباريسي, وسألته هل هو يتبع دراما اللامعقول, لأجاب غاضباً أنه...more
OH MY FUCKING GOODNESS
This is hilarious.
Vladimir: I don't understand.
Estragon: Use your intelligence, can't you?
Vladimir uses his intelligence.
Vladimir: (finally). I remain in the dark.
Nothing happens...twice. It really is one of those rivetingly oblique plays which keep you wanting more, thinking more, inquiring deeper even as your mind's built-in narrativizing reflex is thwarted at every turn, like a fish darting through inky seas.
There are, as in the rest of the best of Beckett, such glimmeringly vibrant veins of language and poetry and vision that the more mottled and slightly boring bits become easier to deal with.
Give this one some time, tease it out, let it come to you...more
Lasciamo una memoria, però.
Ho 16 anni.
Mi sto formando, sto costruendo una sorta di visione della vita nel modo più possibile adatto a me, sincero e giustamente critico.
Due anni fa mi avviai a quello che era il pensiero di Beckett, ma in una forma meno "articolata", forse più ottimista. Woody Allen.
(insomma, non venitemi a dire che non ci sono delle analo...more
(Takes off Vladimir's hat. Drools.)
Ah, Beckett, you clever bastard. This little ex...more
Beckett is widely regarded as among the most influential writers of the 20th century. Strongly influenced...more