Waiting for Godot Discussion Questions

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Research the following three topics: the French Resistance during the German occupation of France in World War II, Beckett's personal role in that Resistance movement, and interpretations of Waiting for Godot that suggest Beckett is using the play to reflect on his war experience.

Research the production of Waiting for Godot at San Quentin penitentiary in November of 1957 and discuss the conditions under which unsophisticated audiences can understand and respond enthusiastically to Beckett's play.

Find places in the text of Waiting for Godot where the play is clearly funny. Then find places where the humor is less obvious but still quite rich. Finally, research the concept of "black humor" and describe the sense of humor that you find in Waiting for Godot,

Research as many different productions of Waiting for Godot as you can and classify what these productions reveal about differences in presentation and interpretation...

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