History Theatre / WaitingForGodot

7th Apr '16 10:36:58 AM Morgenthaler
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Inspired, among other things, ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', and (surprisingly) ''{{Bottom}}''. Has no relation to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney a certain coffee-loving prosecutor]]. [[ShoutOut/AceAttorney Maybe.]]

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Inspired, among other things, ''RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', and (surprisingly) ''{{Bottom}}''.''Series/{{Bottom}}''. Has no relation to [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney a certain coffee-loving prosecutor]]. [[ShoutOut/AceAttorney Maybe.]]
5th Apr '16 3:37:49 AM MasoTey
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** Pozzo makes a reference to Vladimir and Estragon being timid and standing in "fear and trembling", the name of a book by philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
*** The phrase itself comes for The Analects Of {{Confucius}}, meaning the attitude one is to take when summoned before the emperor.

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** Pozzo makes a Pozzo's reference to Vladimir and Estragon being timid and standing in "fear and trembling", trembling" is a possible three-fer: it's a phrase from Literature/TheBible (Philippians 2:12, to be exact), the name of a book by philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
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Kierkegaard which references the Biblical occurrence, and (separately from both of the above) a phrase itself comes for The from ''The Analects Of {{Confucius}}, Creator/{{Confucius}}'', meaning the attitude one is to take when summoned before the emperor.
15th Jan '16 5:10:31 AM LondonKdS
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point, the play calls for Estragon to try and escape from an unseen mob. Vladimir recommends he run in front of them (i.e. into the auditorium). Estragon refuses and Vladimir looks out into the auditorium and says "Well, I can understand that."

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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At one point, the play calls for Estragon to try and escape from an unseen mob. Vladimir recommends he run in front of them (i.e. into the auditorium). Estragon refuses and Vladimir looks out into the auditorium and says "Well, I can understand that.""
** When Vladimir and Estragon discuss whether they've been in the location before, the line "that bog" is traditionally delivered with a gesture towards the audience.
26th Dec '15 9:39:48 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: During Pozzo's outburst, he mentions not being to stand the way Lucky "goes on" anymore. Cut later to Lucky thinking...
25th Dec '15 10:00:45 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Didi, Gogo, and Pozzo's reactions to Lucky's [[WordSaladPhilosophy "think" soliloquy]].



* TheGhost: Godot. The Boy's brother to a lesser extent.

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* TheGhost: Godot. The Boy's brother to a lesser extent.



* {{Improv}}: Most performances include at least ''some'', even if it's only physical comedy.

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* {{Improv}}: Most performances include at least ''some'', even if it's only physical comedy.comedy, especially when it comes to the cast's reactions to [[TalkativeLoon Lucky's]] speech.


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* SuckinessIsPainful: Lucky's "think" monologue becomes this to the others as it goes on.
15th Dec '15 12:21:15 PM JakesBrain
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A famously surreal "tragicomedy" by Samuel Beckett. Probably the best known example of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]]. The story concerns [[ThoseTwoGuys these two guys]], Vladimir and Estragon (Didi and Gogo for short), who spend most of their time sitting by a lonely road, waiting for someone named Godot, who never comes. They have several brief but intense encounters with an UpperClassTwit named Pozzo and his servant, Lucky. In the course of the play, they wonder where Godot is, eat carrots, contemplate suicide, wonder where Godot is, discuss the Gospels, share dirty jokes, [[RuleOfThree wonder where Godot is]], exchange hats, and gradually succumb to existential angst and ennui.

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A famously surreal "tragicomedy" by Samuel Beckett.Creator/SamuelBeckett. Probably the best known example of the [[{{Absurdism}} Theatre of the Absurd]]. The story concerns [[ThoseTwoGuys these two guys]], Vladimir and Estragon (Didi and Gogo for short), who spend most of their time sitting by a lonely road, waiting for someone named Godot, who never comes. They have several brief but intense encounters with an UpperClassTwit named Pozzo and his servant, Lucky. In the course of the play, they wonder where Godot is, eat carrots, contemplate suicide, wonder where Godot is, discuss the Gospels, share dirty jokes, [[RuleOfThree wonder where Godot is]], exchange hats, and gradually succumb to existential angst and ennui.
27th Sep '15 8:05:31 AM TheUnknownUploader
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* TheGhost: Godot.

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* TheGhost: Godot. The Boy's brother to a lesser extent.



* ItsAllAboutMe: Pozzo, at first.



* SeinfeldianConversation: Most of what Vladimir and Estragon discuss, as well as Lucky's "think".

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* SeinfeldianConversation: Most of what Vladimir and Estragon discuss, as well as Lucky's "think".discuss.


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* SmallNameBigEgo: Pozzo is astonished that Vladimir and Estragon have never heard of him.


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* SuicideAsComedy: Vladimir and Estragon wan to hang themselves to pass the time.
11th Sep '15 6:19:08 PM TheUnknownUploader
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** Pozzo, immediately after telling Vladimir and Estragon to stop bothering Lucky so he can rest, shouts at Lucky to take the basket.
9th Sep '15 7:17:23 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point, the play calls for Estragon to try and escape from an unseen mob. Vladimir recommends he run in front of them (i.e. into the auditorium). Estragon refuses and Vladimir looks out into the auditorium and says "Well, I can understand that"

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: At one point, the play calls for Estragon to try and escape from an unseen mob. Vladimir recommends he run in front of them (i.e. into the auditorium). Estragon refuses and Vladimir looks out into the auditorium and says "Well, I can understand that"that."
* BungledSuicide: Neither of them brought rope.


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* HumbleGoal: Didi and Gogo are just waiting for their friend.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pozzo enjoys Vladimir and Estragon's company immensely. He spends most of it insulting them.


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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Nobody finds instant nightfall out of the ordinary. Vladimir is amazed to see the tree has bloomed between acts, while Estragon is not.
4th Sep '15 8:31:44 AM LondonKdS
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* UrExample: For the BritCom format - a couple of losers in a bizarre situation have their lives disrupted by a couple of even crazier characters.
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