Play of the Week: Season 2, Episode 28

Waiting for Godot (3 Apr. 1961)

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Two derelicts, Vladimir and Estragon, occupy themselves as they wait for 'Godot' to make an appearance on Pozzo's estate.

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Two derelicts, Vladimir and Estragon, occupy themselves as they wait for 'Godot' to make an appearance on Pozzo's estate.

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Made me both comprehend and gain awe for Waiting for Godot
29 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first encountered this play to learn more concerning Theater of the Absurd of which the author of Waiting For Godot, Samuel Beckett is considered a founder. While I felt I grasped some of the despair and black humor of this theater I honestly could not bring myself to enjoy and hardly finished the play on reading.

I happened upon this version when browsing my college library and decided to watch it in segments. I found myself slowly but utterly drawn into the reality presented and bizarrely concerned for the tramps as they blunder around and never leave their ugly space. Both Burgess Meredith and Zero Mostel are marvelous as they completely sell their story but never take themselves too seriously. I never thought I'd see Zero Mostel outdone in a theatrical piece but I think this is one example. The scenes with Pozzo and Lucky still don't appeal to me but perhaps they will make more sense after a second or third watching. I would have no problem watching it many more times despite the bleakness and inaction of Beckett's style. The glorious acting and truth shine through better than I imaged they ever would.


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