Waiting for Godot is the best-known work of Samuel Beckett, the Irish dramatist and novelist. Half a century after it was first published, the play is considered forerunner of the plays of Ionesco, Pinter, Stoppard, and others. Study the play with this volume, which includes some of the best criticism available on the play. The title, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot, part of Chelsea House Publishers’ Modern Critical Interpretations series, presents the most important 20th-century criticism on Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot through extracts of critical essays by well-known literary critics. This collection of criticism also features a short biography on Samuel Beckett, a chronology of the author’s life, and an introductory essay written by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University.