Theatre: Waiting for Godot
Estragon: Well, shall we go?
Vladimir: Yes, let's go.
(They do not move.)
A famously surreal "tragicomedy" by Samuel Beckett. Probably the best known example of the Theatre of the Absurd
. The story concerns 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 Upper-Class Twit
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, wonder where Godot is
, exchange hats, and gradually succumb to existential angst and ennui.
It's wildly hilarious.
Inspired, among other things, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
, and (surprisingly) Bottom
. Has no relation to a certain coffee-loving prosecutor
Contains examples of:
Godot Was Here.