Why Should You Read "Waiting for Godot"?

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Sometimes life feels like a tragic comedy. A video about the play Waiting for Godot describes the play as a tragic comedy. Viewers see a summary of the famous drama and its history before answering multiple-choice and open-ended questions and completing a digging deeper and discussion activity.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Discuss the genre of the text and come up with examples of other scenarios that might fit the genre
  • Read another play from the theater of the absurd, such as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and compare it to Waiting for Godot
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires an account to customize the lesson
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Contains hyperlinks to additional information about the play
  • Uses animations to enhance the video
  • Only contains one discussion question, which requires that viewers have read the play