(From the publisher):
Samuel Beckett wrote in both French and English; Waiting for Godot
was written originally in French in 1948/9, published in 1952, then translated by Beckett into English in 1954.
Beckett's first stage play portrays two tramps, trapped in an endless waiting for the arrival of a mysterious personage named Godot, while disputing the appointed place and hour of his coming. They amuse themselves with various bouts of repartee and word-play.
Original title: En Attendant Godot
Quotes: 1 (show them)
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Experimental & Absurd
- Nathaniel Hawthorne apparently had a conception similar to that of this play. In one of his Notebooks, he writes: "A story, the principal personage of which shall seem always on the point of entering the scene; but shall never appear." As far as is known, though, Hawthorne never developed this idea.