Thursday, March 10, 2011

Samuel Beckett - Waiting for Godot

"This is as overrated as it gets, my friends. Beckett's play is little more than two idiots bantering on the stage for pages on end."


"This was weird! I know it is about man's serch for meaning, but I had a hard time finding the meaning in the book. It certainly didn't help me find man's meaning. Weird."


"This book is apsurd. I've never read so borring book. This was compleatly waste of my time.
They're dialog is ridiculus, and I don't see a point in this book"


"As far as existentialist literature goes, this book is excellent. As a book (or play), I couldn't put it down...but it was much like the time I was watching a movie in JetBlue, some stupid suspense drama, only because I have the kind of compulsiveness that compels me to walk a certain amount of steps in a cement block (if that makes sense, sorry if it doesn't); I only watched this stupid movie to figure out what the title was, because I knew that if I landed 5 hours from then and didn't know what it was called I would be driven crazy...I said, 'Watch, it's going to be called something stupid, like {Phone Booth}' (guess what it was called); so much like that movie, I read 'Waiting for Godot' just to satisfy my compulsion and see if anything interesting DID happen...which...it didn't. At least, not if I look at it literally."


"The main protagonists in this play are called Vladimir and Estragon. Now, you try to tell me that those aren't the names of vampires in a YA novel."


"Another thing is I'm not quite sure why they're waiting for this Godot person. He seem quite mysterious and all I know is he is important to these people."


"frankly i found this play too be just a little long and boring. it was and on and on and on about two guys who were like married couple, i wasnt even sure this was a heterosexual world because there were like no mentions of any female presence. the men just bicker on and on and obviously wait for this guy named godot. i dont even noe who godot is, his character isnt talked about. all i can say is that through the book, they argue and argue about various issues including suicide at the end cough cough...
i wouldnt recommend reading this play, it was just crazy and long,and crazylong..."


"It just doesn't strike me as requiring much talent to write down nonsense and call it a play. I'm sure it was really different for its time, but it kind of strikes me as the literary version of the type of contemporary art where someone paints a canvas black and then it winds up at the Met. I just don't get it."


"Waiting for Godot goes into the category of works that people (pretentious literary snobs and pretentious literary posers) say are so deep and meaningful because they don't have the slightest idea of what it means. I'll be a man and say it's not deep and it's not interesting."


"I am suspicious of abstract art that consists of a circle and a line, and is praised by the art critics. I am thus reminded when reading this play, considered an American classic, and praised to the heavens by the theatre critics, many of whom are excerpted on the covers. This minimalist play consists mainly of two clueless pinheads, apparently eternally waiting for a man named Godot who will give them instructions. They often argue about leaving, but never do so, and during their wait they meet up with a master and servant, with confusing and meaningless results. I have occasionally read a play that was this absurd and pretentious. I have never read one that was held in such critical acclaim."


"so what was all the fuss about...that play sucked...just plain awful....not trying to start a fight here but that was a big piece of shit of a play"



EVOLUTION OF A COMEDIAN: A TRAGICOMEDY IN TWO ACTS

ROB R., ON THE 11TH OF AUGUST, WROTE:

"Root canals are preferable"

AND THEN ON A DIFFERENT WEBSITE, THIRTEEN DAYS LATER:
"If you have the choice of seeing this play or having a root canal without Novocaine, choose the dentist"

THANK YOU ROBERT. GLAD YOU GOT THAT ONE DOWN.




"This book is fantastic, i liked all of it and made me learn to not wait around to long"

3 comments:

  1. You people are morons. I am not a huge fan of Beckett, because of his political and existential points of view but this is his easiest play to understand. I come from a very working class background ( as did S.B) and these ideas are not extremely complicated. Nor is it theatre and films sole purpose to entertain the masses. Sometimes we need to think. Hence the fact morons run public office, morons read literature, morons such as yourselves blog about shit they don't understand. In a word..FUCK OFF

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    1. When I see the Emperor's bare ass, I feel compelled to point out that he isn't, in fact, wearing a fine suit of clothes. Waiting for Godot is pretentious crap. It is not deep, it is not difficult to understand, it breaks no new ground in man's search for meaning. It is boring and pointless. I expect it was considered a work of genius because it was different. Further, I would point out that Beckett wrote this in French, for the French, and the French consider Jerry Lewis a comic genius. Pffft!

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  2. STEVE, THIS BLOG IS A COLLECTION OF MORONIC REVIEWS. THE IDEA IS TO LAUGH AT THEM, NOT WITH THEM.

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