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BECKETT, S.: Waiting for Godot (Unabridged)


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BECKETT, S.: Waiting for Godot (Unabridged)

Samuel Beckett, one of the great avant-garde Irish dramatists and writers of the second half of the twentieth century, was born on 13 April 1906. He died in 1989. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969. His centenary will be celebrated throughout 2006 with performances of his major plays, but the most popular of them all will be, without doubt, the play with which he first made his name, Waiting for Godot. It opened the gates to the theatre of the absurd as four men appear on the stage, apparently with purpose but (perhaps) waiting for someone called Godot. It is stark, funny, bemusing and still deeply affecting half a century since its first production. In this new recording for audiobook, John Tydeman, for many years head of BBC Radio Drama, takes a fresh look at one of the milestones in Western drama. It follows the highly acclaimed recordings of Beckett’s Trilogy, Molloy, Malone Dies and The Unnamable published by Naxos AudioBooks.

Disc 1

  Waiting for Godot
1.   Act I: A country road. A tree. Evening 00:09:11
2.   Act I: NARRATOR: Estragon sits down on the mount 00:05:34
3.   Act I: VLADIMIR: Listen! 00:02:36
4.   Act I: NARRATOR: Estragon drops the carrot 00:09:06
5.   Act I: ESTRAGON: What ails him 00:10:18
6.   Act I: ESTRAGON: Bags. Why does he always hold 00:08:59
7.   Act I: POZZO: Ah, yes! The night 00:10:07
8.   Act I: LUCKY: Given the existence as uttered forth… 00:08:59
9.   Act I: BOY: Mister! 00:07:44

Disc 2

  Waiting for Godot
1.   Act II: The next day. The same place. A country road. A tree. Evening 00:09:08
2.   Act II: VLADIMIR: When you seek you hear 00:05:15
3.   Act II: VLADIMIR: Would you like a radish 00:04:49
4.   Act II: NARRATOR: Estragon takes Vladimir’s hat 00:05:18
5.   Act II: ESTRAGON/VLADIMIR: Do you - 00:02:27
6.   Act II: NARRATOR: Pozzo and Lucky enter. Pozzo is blind 00:03:01
7.   Act II: VLADIMIR: Let us not waste our time in idle discourse! 00:04:51
8.   Act II: NARRATOR: Vladimir strikes Pozzo who extricates himself… 00:07:24
9.   Act II: NARRATOR: With sudden fury Estragon starts kicking Lucky… 00:05:24
10.   Act II: BOY: Mister… Mr Albert… 00:05:00

Total Playing Time: 02:05:11

Beckett, Samuel

Anthony, Nigel; Barrett, Sean; Burke, David; Fox, Zachary; Rigby, Terence

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Others

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA240212

Barcode: 9789626344026

Physical Release: 03/2006

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