Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

by Mark Taylor-Batty, Juliette Taylor-Batty
     
 

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"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review

 

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural

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"An impressively complete survey of the play in its cultural, theatrical, historical and political contexts." - David Bradby, co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review

 

Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot is not only an indisputably important and influential dramatic text -it is also one of the most significant western cultural landmarks of the twentieth century. Originally written in French, the play first amazed and appalled Parisian theatre-goers and critics before receiving a harshly dismissive initial critical response in Britain in 1955. Its influence since then on the international stage has been significant, impacting on generations of actors, directors and audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826495945
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
03/06/2009
Series:
Modern Theatre Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Mark Taylor-Batty is Senior Lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Workshop Theatre, School of English, University of Leeds, in the UK. He is co-author with Juliette Taylor-Batty, of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and has authored two further books on Harold Pinter's writings.

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