History Theatre / WaitingForGodot

6th Jul '17 3:46:37 PM CassandraLeo
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* {{Absurdism}}: One of the most famous examples of the Theatre of the Absurd, probably rivalled only by ''Theatre/WhosAfraidOfVirginiaWoolf'', ''Theatre/RosencrantzAndGuildensternAreDead'', and ''maybe'' ''Theatre/TheBaldSoprano''. It is also the GenrePopularizer.
2nd Jul '17 1:32:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* HypocriticalHumour: At one point in the second act, Vladimir tells Estragon that they should stop discussing things and just act. It takes him half a page of dialogue to say this.

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At one point in the second act, Vladimir tells Estragon that they should stop discussing things and just act. It takes him half a page of dialogue to say this.
30th Jun '17 12:03:02 PM sheika
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A famously surreal "tragicomedy" by 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.

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A famously surreal "tragicomedy" by 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 main cast members survived (although Rosette still died much younger than she deserved, leaving Chrono to live on without her. So like I said: not completely happy.)

Or did he live on without her? Since Chrono had disappeared, never seen again in the years before Ros
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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* MeaningfulName: Godot comes from "Go Deo", meaning "forever". As such, he has Vladimir and Estragon waiting... forever.
31st May '17 6:23:09 PM nombretomado
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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', amazingly (particularly from their West End production of it). It features Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson and Christopher Ryan, who played (respectively) Rick, Vyvian and Mike in TheYoungOnes. Go figure! Further screwed around with by the early '90s production with Rick and Ade... and Christopher playing Lucky!

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', amazingly (particularly from their West End production of it). It features Rik Mayall, Ade Edmondson and Christopher Ryan, who played (respectively) Rick, Vyvian and Mike in TheYoungOnes.''Series/TheYoungOnes''. Go figure! Further screwed around with by the early '90s production with Rick and Ade... and Christopher playing Lucky!
11th May '17 9:04:41 PM TheUnknownUploader
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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.
7th May '17 7:47:17 AM ading
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* NonIndicativeName: Lucky might be the most unfortunate man on Earth.
31st Mar '17 2:04:55 AM justanid
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->'''Estragon:''' Well, shall we go?\\
'''Vladimir:''' Yes, let's go.\\
''(They do not move.)''

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->'''Estragon:''' Well, shall we go?\\
'''Vladimir:'''
go?
->'''Vladimir:'''
Yes, let's go.\\
''(They
go.
->''(They
do not move.)''



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25th Jan '17 6:41:05 PM ading
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* CrapsackWorld
* DestructiveRomance[=/=]WithFriendsLikeThese: Estragon thinks they're this. He often says they should break up, but never takes any action too actually do so.

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* CrapsackWorld
* DestructiveRomance[=/=]WithFriendsLikeThese: Estragon thinks they're this. He often says they should break up, but never takes any action too to actually do so.



* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
-->'''Vladimir''': How's the carrot?\\
'''Estragon''': It's a carrot.



* ShapedLikeItself:
-->'''Vladimir''': How's the carrot?\\
'''Estragon''': It's a carrot.



** The bowler hats that Vladimir and Estragon wear are a ShoutOut to Creator/LaurelAndHardy. (Beckett loved black and white comedy.)

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** The bowler hats that Vladimir and Estragon wear are a ShoutOut to Creator/LaurelAndHardy. (Beckett loved black and white comedy.)) The scene where they pass their hats around is based on a similar skit in the Creator/MarxBrothers film ''Film/DuckSoup''.
25th Jan '17 6:39:11 PM ading
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* AccidentalMisnaming: For reasons which are never explained, the messenger boy always calls Vladimir "Mister Albert".
25th Jan '17 6:38:11 PM ading
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** "Nothing to be done."
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