Why are we still waiting for Godot?

By Sean Coughlan
BBC News education correspondent

“So why has Waiting for Godot proved so durable? How has Beckett’s work outlasted the other iconoclasts and angry young writers of the 1950s and 1960s?

“I would suggest the answer lies in its ambiguities. So much is suggested rather than explicitly stated,” says Prof Knowlson.

 A programme from Godot’s first setting at the Theatre de Babylone in Montparnasse, Paris

“People can read into it what they want to read into it.”

This openness to interpretation has helped the play to avoid becoming dated, he says. For a play that’s about the passing of time, it’s curiously timeless.”

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Waiting for Godot is one of my favorite plays. I hope to see it on stage one day. Additionally, the article talks about a Beckett collection of primary research material? I got to get on that!



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