Item #SB023 Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts. Samuel Beckett.

Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts

Price: $1,250.00

Hard Cover. London: Faber and Faber [orig. published 1956], 1981. Fine.

Later edition. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by Beckett on title page: "For Mel / With all good wishes / from Sam / Paris / 29.8.84." Publisher's white wrappers, with a drawing of a tree and hand by Sidney Nolan on front wrapper, printed in black. About fine, with just a hint of soiling to wrappers, and light toning to margins of pages. Overall, an excellent inscribed copy of Beckett's greatest work. This copy comes from the personal library of Mel Gussow. Waiting for Godot - originally written in French, under the title En attendant Godot - is an absurdist play about two main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, who converse in witty and amusing banter while they wait for Godot, who ultimately never arrives. The play premiered in Paris at the Théâtre de Babylone in January 1953. A theatrical masterpiece, Godot was voted the "most significant English-language play of the 20th century" in a poll of 800 playwrights, actors, directors and journalists conducted by the British Royal National Theatre. Item #SB023