Mr. Samuel Beckett was born April 13, 1906, in Ireland. He was an esteemed mid-century playwright, probably best known for his 1953 play “Waiting for Godot”.
This play concerns two shabby fellows who meet somewhere and sit to wait for Godot to arrive. The assumption seems to be that Godot will make things clear, explain life and the meaning of the individual in the World. They pass the time as strangers might. Later they are joined by two characters, a slave and master, who derive their meaning from their relationship. The arrangement is ultimately absurd, meaningless. A boy arrives and says Godot is not coming today.
Rhinos like this play. It states the obvious: all things are equal. Everyone is individual, but also part of the Whole, which cannot be understood in its scope or intention. Some swell play!
A swell play, indeed. Pat Robbennolt