Waiting For Godot

February 1, 2010 | Format: MP3

$2.99
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
30:50
30
2
29:39
30
3
22:11
30
4
23:09


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2010
  • Label: Hallmark
  • Total Length: 1:45:49
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B004A0XZ8K
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,059 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
7
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 7 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert Moore HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 5, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
First off, my title is a bit of an untruth. The best way to experience this play - which is one of the masterworks of 20th Century drama - is to see it performed live. Unfortunately, most of us are going to have trouble finding a great production. I saw the play performed by a less than stellar troupe and it did not do much to transform my experience with the play. But I recently re-read the play while listening to this recording of the 1956 Broadway performance starring Bert Lahr as Estragon and E. G. Marshall as Vladimir. I previously had an intellectually understood the play, but not emotionally. But hearing this performance was transformative.

While I had already understood how funny the play could be, it was different hearing it read by talented actors. Lahr is, of course, best known for playing the Cowardly Lion in THE WIZARD OF OZ, but he was not known for being a talented actor. But his Estragon is delightful, while Marshall, one of the most talented stage actors of his generation, is outstanding as Vladimir.

I cannot recommend strongly enough that anyone reading the book should do so while listening to this recording. Look, it costs almost nothing! But it will significantly enhance anyone's experience of the play.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By myprofilename on May 15, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
My high school English teacher introduced our class to Samuel Beckett's work by playing this soundtrack for us. It was the start of a 40-year love affair. I was so captivated by the performance that I bought my own copy a few years later.

About 20 years ago I loaned it to someone who dropped out of sight. I can't remember his name but I couldn't forget my album and was sad to have only its memory. Used vinyl copies were almost impossible to find and prohibitively expensive.

It was the same WSJ article that Sam Seibert mentions that alerted me to the digital version of this outstanding recording. I almost wept with joy to find it. It was such a thrill to hear my favorite lines again. Better yet, in the passing years I've developed a new appreciation of the play itself, which these performances bring to life flawlessly.

And to think it cost so little. As Mr. Seibert says, it's the best $3.56 I've ever spent.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sam Seibert on March 1, 2012
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I knew I had to get this recording as soon as I saw Terry Teachout's review of it in the Wall Street Journal back in 2010. (Google it and see.) Since then I don't know how many times I've listened to it, sometimes two or three times in a row. It's like a great piece of chamber music, but with spoken voices instead of stringed instruments. I'm not exaggerating. The version I have is the $3.56 (now and at the time of Teachout's review) Hallmark version. I don't know if there's any difference between that and the $8.99 Master Classics version, which I haven't heard. All I can say is that it was the best $3.56 I've ever spent.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By tick tock on September 15, 2014
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
It's hard to find a satisfactory copy of Beckett's Waiting for Godot these days. Patrick Stewart and Ian McCellan's London performance is unavailable to us, and Burgess Meredith and Zero Mostel's performance can only be had through online (though not entirely legal) means. This recording, however, is wonderful and conveys Beckett's words in a powerful performance by Bert Lahr, a voice you will quickly recognize as that of the lion from the Wizard of Oz.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?