Questions tagged [samuel-beckett]

For questions about the author and playwright Samuel Beckett or about any of his literary works.

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The significance of Lucky's speech in 'Waiting for Godot'

In Samuel Beckett's play 'Waiting for Godot', Lucky is the slave of a character called Pozzo. Unlike the other characters in the play who talk compulsively,Lucky utters just two sentences in the play, ...
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Why the rubbish in Samuel Beckett's play Breath?

Samuel Beckett's play Breath is thirty-five seconds long and consists of two cries. The script is online here. Why does the script specify that: Faint light on stage littered with miscellaneous ...
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How much do the characters in Waiting for Godot actually know?

Waiting for Godot obviously never actually explicitly says who Godot is or exactly why the characters are waiting for him. How much do the characters know themselves? For example, do they even know ...