Saturday, April 11, 2009

Godot Day

In college I read and acted in the strange but moving play, "Waiting for Godot." The best analysis I read of it held that it took place on Holy Saturday, the day between Good Friday and Easter - endlessly.

That day is today. Somewhere, Didi and Gogo are waiting, waiting, for God(ot).


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing that. I read that play, and even saw it performed at least once - and could never come up with a meaningful interpretation. Becket was such a radical thinker - if that analysis is correct, this would be about the bleakest theory of humanity I've ever heard: that God came, died, and we never find out what it means.

Gruntled said...

Amen. Despite its cleverness, I have not returned to the play since.