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This is an excellent read for anyone who likes a good absurdest play, and is willing to dig through some lengthy dialogue to get there.
And that will be the end of the first female character of Beckett's plays, a short-lived and sacrificed human entity, a very sexist vision of the woman.
In Act Without Words, we are tricked and toyed with, and though we struggle to continue and get what we want, sometimes it is not enough.
Saw the play at the local university, and kept thinking about it. (Which, I suppose, it what one is supposed to do after an existential experience. Read morePublished 8 months ago by AmyThink
It is a very desperate and despairing world that we live in, according to these plays, Endgame and Act Without Worlds. Read morePublished 11 months ago by The Smiling Stallion Inn
Rate this play is a little bit tricky. We all know Beckett's importance and his contribution to Literature, but this is a heavy play to read. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Kamille Eisen
Beckett's characters scream for continuity, context, complexity, nuance, completion — they scream for history, story, ritual, liturgy. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Joseph Lough
I read this play to help my son with his homework. In fact, I read it twice. Definitely not an easy read, but the more I read, the more I appreciated the layout, the language,... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Daniel W. Coester
I admit that when I first read this play (I have, as of yet, never seen it performed) I was a bit mystified. Read more