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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The 5th actor in "Waiting for Godot" is simply described as The Boy. In the "Play of the Week" version of this iconic play, the part of The Boy is played by Luke Halpin who had previously acted in many of the famous TV shows during the golden age of television and a few Broadway plays. His performance in "Waiting for Godot" caught the eye of producer Ivan Tors who cast Halpin a year later as Sandy Ricks in the movie Flipper which spawned a sequel movie and the popular TV show of the same name launching Halpin into the rarefied atmosphere of a teen super star. See more »

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Version of Mens vi venter på Godot (1965) See more »

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Two of the best acting jobs I have ever seen.
28 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Zero Mostel and Burgess Meredith deliver two of the finest acting jobs I have ever seen as Estregon and Vladimir, two lonely souls passing time while waiting for an important, albeit unknown, visitor. These veteran actors apply their craft with such a powerful and professional finesse that it makes this version of Becket's masterpiece a delightful lesson for the serious practitioner of the dramatic arts.

Make no mistake, this is not a MOVIE but the original Becket play filmed for television yet remaining true to Becket's vision. This version contains no special effects and little in sets save what Becket describes for his original dramatic work. What makes this version come alive, besides the glorious script itself, are the wonderful performances of these two great actors.


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