Samuel Beckett Essay Topics

Characteristics of Modern English Drama

Godot’s 60th: The University of Reading archive shows the first night Pic: Roger Pic So why are we still waiting for Godot? How has Samuel Beckett’s play grown from a tiny avant garde performance in Paris to become part of the West End theatre coach party circuit? It’s 60 years since Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting… View Article

The Silence and Violence of Language

Pinter’s work is heavily influenced by Samuel Beckett, who used silence-filled pauses for a revolutionary theatrical effect. Pinter has spoken of speech as a stratagem designed to cover the nakedness of silence, and these aims are often evident in the dialogue of Gus and Ben. Ben’s most prominent response to Gus’s constant questions about the… View Article

Infinitely Waiting for Godot

Vladimir and Estragon are two tramps waiting for someone who is never going to come around. We all may find ourselves waiting at one point in time may it are at the grocery store or simply waiting outside of my English class. One may come to find that these two characters are a picturesque example… View Article

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot

Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot is a mid 20th century play belonging to the genre of the “Theatre of the Absurd”, and focusing on the senselessness of the human condition. The idea of the absurd is a major theme in Waiting for Godot and is embodied in its main characters. Estragon (Gogo) and Vladimir (Didi),… View Article