Waiting For Godot Drama Analysis

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It seems hard to seek a connection between two different forms of drama; drama of the absurd and verbatim drama. "The term ‘absurd drama’, applied by Esslin to dramatists as diverse as Beckett Ionesco, Adamov, Genet, Arrabal and Simpson "(Childs & fowler 1). Camus coined the term and Esslin used it to describe works of great dramatists like Beckett and Ionesco. Beckett 's masterpiece( waiting for Godot) seems to truly represent this type of drama along with The Myth of Sisyphus written in 194215. while waiting for Godot seems to express the inevitability of absence and waiting for something, not necessary god, that will never come , the myth of Sisyphus seems to correspond to the very essence of our existence; the purpose after our creation.…show more content…
Both plays seem to advocate the precept of questioning and uncertainty, which is close enough to the very essence of verbatim drama; questioning every thing to burn truth or what they take as truth. even before the introduction of the term verbatim theatre, theatre of the absurd made an effective use of it 's audience. Waiting for Godot, for instance, was mainly dependent upon the reaction of the audience, who left theatre even before the play ends, while the play achieved quite success when it was played in front of prisoners. Beckett explained that the play achieved enormous success in theatre, as simple as no one watched it .This principle of questioning along with understanding the importance of audience in the making of the play, was transformed by both verbatim and absurd drama to challenge the traditional concept of suspicion of
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