Books Plays Reviews

Endgame by Samuel Beckett

December 4, 2017

This is bizarrely funny. But you don't get that when you read it. Only when you see it performed. In our lecture on this play we were shown a clip with the actor who played Remus Lupin and its oddly hilarious. Beckett has always been associated with the theatre of the absurd. That being the act of making a mockery of our everyday constructs. Exposing the insanity inherent within our everyday rituals. Endgame is very much about this. Clov and Hamm have a very toxic relationship. Neither want to be together but both are aware the cannot live without each other. 

This has been called by critics is a play without a point. It's bleak, morose and without ever saying the word is concerned with nothing aside from the inevitable end of all humans. Death. It's definitely not my favourite play but I still enjoyed it. 



Name: Endgame

Author(s): Samuel Beckett

Publisher: Faber and Faber

Pages: 50

ISBN: 978-0-571-24373-0

Rating: 3/5

Have you read Endgame? 

What did you think?

Thank-you for reading,

Katie x 

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