• Reading Levels 3 - 5

Waiting for Godot

Vivian Mercier wrote that Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett was a play “in which nothing happens, twice". Both of its two acts show two old men waiting, largely in vain, on a long anonymous road with a single, leafless tree, whiling away time and ennuiA feeling of boredom and dissatisfaction that comes from having nothing to do or no excitement. with a mix of argument and existential despair eloquently expressed. They are going nowhere and receiving nothing. And yet even with this less-than-promising synopsisSummary. , it has captivated audiences since its release 70 years ago, and was once voted “the most significant English-language play of the 20th Century” — despite originally being written in French.

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