Waiting for Godot

Author(s): Samuel Beckett
Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of the most significant plays of the twentieth century. This production of the existentialist tragicomedy by the New Yiddish Rep is performed entirely in Yiddish (with English and Russian supertitles). Directed by Moshe Yassur, the play casts a unique light on Godot; the characters are subtly portrayed as Holocaust survivors, and Yiddish history and culture echoes hauntingly through Beckett’s masterpiece.
Format: Full-length play
Cast Size:4M
Character breakdown:

Vladimir
Estragon
Pozzo
Lucky

Notes:

Translated from French to Yiddish by Shane Baker.

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
September 20–October 13, 2013, Castillo Theatre, New York; September 2015, 1st Yiddish Theatre Festival at Cornell University; December 23–25, 2015, Theater for the New City, New York.
Nationality of Author: Irish
Original Language: French
Experience(s) Chronicled: Survivors and Subsequent Generations

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