"Waiting for Godot"'s Performance History
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The paper relates that "Waiting for Godot" is a tragic comedy that attempts to demonstrate how the audience's participation in the play is vital to the success of the play. The paper discusses how the play has been viewed as completely absurd and as equating to a Laurel and Hardy skit. The paper explains that the mere fact that there is little to the play makes the search to find meaning even more enjoyable. The paper shows how Beckett plays with the audience having the play's nothingness be what the audience is searching for.
From the Paper:"Harold Bloom in his introduction calls "Waiting for Godot" a tragic comedy and attempts to demonstrate how the bringing together of critical essays of the play will help to make the importance of the work better understood. He sets the collected critical essays in chronological order beginning with Martin Esslin's view that the play is completely absurd to Ruby Cohn who equates the play with a Laurel and Hardy skit. The truth about the play is that it is about nothing--it has no concrete beginning or ending and the play has any meaning at all it would be similar to the religious intensity of Rabelias according to Edith Kearn (Bloom, 2003, p....)"
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