Theatre and Language: Samuel Beckett, ‘Waiting for…

Theatre and Language: Samuel Beckett, ‘Waiting for Godot’ – Professor Belinda Jack 

In depth analysis of the language tools in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ and its numerous interpretations.

Beckett’s Waiting for Godot has been interpreted in myriad ways. Some claim it is a work that explores the bleak absurdism of human life. Others have argued that it is an allegory of various kinds. These will be explored, but also the question as to what is it about the play that lends itself to such diverse interpretations? Plays are more than language. Is it in the relationship between language and the other aspects of theatre craft that the most convincing interpretation of the play lies?

The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/theatre-and-language-samuel-beckett-waiting-for-godot

By: Gresham College.

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Theatre and Language: Samuel Beckett, ‘Waiting for…

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