Anyone who has ever attended a performance of Waiting for Godot knows that not much happens in the play.

Part of what makes Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece so extraordinary is that, despite this absence of action, it remains a riveting piece of theatre. It is proof that the product of a creative enterprise can be interesting and of value without being striking or imposing.

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