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Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godot


by Samuel Beckett

Waiting for Godot Resources

Movie or TV Productions

2001 Movie

A movie version of Waiting for Godot from 2001.

1991 Movie

A movie version of Waiting for Godot from 1991.

1977 TV Movie

A made-for-TV adaptation of Waiting for Godot.

1975 TV Movie

Another made-for-TV movie, but this one is in German.

1971 Movie

1971, Made-for-TV, Swedish

1965 Movie

A 1965 Czech version of Waiting for Godot.

1965 Movie

A Norwegian made-for-TV version of the play.

1961 Movie

Another made-for-TV movie of Waiting for Godot.

While Waiting for Godot

These folks thought Beckett needed an update for the 21st century. It's won a bunch of awards, but young Shmoopers, be warned: it's uncensored.


Waiting for Elmo

Monsterpiece Theater's "Waiting for Elmo" from Sesame Street

Drama Workshop Excerpt

A 1987 San Quentin Drama Workshop excerpt on Waiting for Godot.

Lucky’s Speech

This is Lucky’s speech, and it’s fantastic.


An Audio Performance of the Play
You should definitely check this out; it’s an audio of the play’s performance. You can really get a sense of Waiting for Godot as a dramatic work when you hear the lines spoken instead of just reading them on a page. No joke. Just do it.


A Book Cover

A version of a book cover for the play.


An Albuquerque Performance poster.

Lucky and Pozzo

A picture of Lucky and Pozzo on stage.

Stage Setting

Here’s a shot of the stage setting in one performance. Rather bare, no?

A Comic

Punning and computers; it doesn’t get much better than this.

Playbill Cover

Playbill cover from first London production.

Book Cover

This s the book cover for a Turkish edition of the play.

Original Book Cover

The cover of the first English edition of Waiting for Godot.

The Author

A photo of Samuel Beckett.

The Play’s Inspiration

One of the paintings by Caspar David Friedrich that inspired Waiting for Godot.


The Nobel Prize
Beckett won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969. Here’s why.


Fan Site

A great fan site for Samuel Beckett.

Waiting for Godot Glossary

Here’s a glossary of the terms used in Waiting for Godot, although most of these are regular old vocab words.

Companion to the Play

This one is a little more interesting – less of a dictionary and more of a companion. It explains many of the confusing references in the play.

Read Godot Online

The full online (and free!) text of Waiting for Godot, complete with pictures, which are fun to look at.

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