Godot and his Shadow Antoni Libera, Godot I Jego Cien , Krakow: Wydawnictwo Znak, 2009. 414pp. 36.90 zlotys. ISBN 978-83-240-1094-3.

Godot and his Shadow Antoni Libera, Godot I Jego Cien , Krakow: Wydawnictwo Znak, 2009. 414pp.... GODOT AND HIS SHADOW Antoni Libera, Godot I Jego Cien, Krakow: Wydawnictwo Znak, 2009. 414pp. 36.90 zlotys. ISBN 978-83-240-1094-3. In this 414-page memoir-cum-intellectual autobiography, Antoni Libera offers a lively account (in Polish) of his early years as a Beckett acolyte, from the time he saw Godot as an 8-year-old on the Warsaw stage to the time of his first meeting with Beckett in Paris at the age of 29. Recalling the drabness of his youth in the hopeless atmosphere of early post-war Poland, Libera sets the stage for his fateful encounters with Beckett (first through his works, then in person), who served as an inspirational beacon in his professional and personal life. It was in autumn of 1957, during the first year of the post-Stalinist thaw, that the 8-year-old first heard the expression ‘waiting for Godot’, which had become a leitmotif of the frustrations felt by many, in light of the changes promised by Gomulka’s ‘reformed’ Communist government. As it happened, Godot had been playing to packed houses (in Polish) in Warsaw’s Contemporary Theatre for ten months before his parents were able to secure tickets. This was to be Libera’s startling initiation to ‘adult’ theatre. Eleven years later, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Beckett Studies Edinburgh University Press

Godot and his Shadow Antoni Libera, Godot I Jego Cien , Krakow: Wydawnictwo Znak, 2009. 414pp. 36.90 zlotys. ISBN 978-83-240-1094-3.

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Edinburgh University Press
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© the Editors, Journal of Beckett Studies, 2010
Subject
Review Essays; Literary Studies
ISSN
0309-5207
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1759-7811
D.O.I.
10.3366/jobs.2010.0012
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GODOT AND HIS SHADOW Antoni Libera, Godot I Jego Cien, Krakow: Wydawnictwo Znak, 2009. 414pp. 36.90 zlotys. ISBN 978-83-240-1094-3. In this 414-page memoir-cum-intellectual autobiography, Antoni Libera offers a lively account (in Polish) of his early years as a Beckett acolyte, from the time he saw Godot as an 8-year-old on the Warsaw stage to the time of his first meeting with Beckett in Paris at the age of 29. Recalling the drabness of his youth in the hopeless atmosphere of early post-war Poland, Libera sets the stage for his fateful encounters with Beckett (first through his works, then in person), who served as an inspirational beacon in his professional and personal life. It was in autumn of 1957, during the first year of the post-Stalinist thaw, that the 8-year-old first heard the expression ‘waiting for Godot’, which had become a leitmotif of the frustrations felt by many, in light of the changes promised by Gomulka’s ‘reformed’ Communist government. As it happened, Godot had been playing to packed houses (in Polish) in Warsaw’s Contemporary Theatre for ten months before his parents were able to secure tickets. This was to be Libera’s startling initiation to ‘adult’ theatre. Eleven years later,

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Published: Sep 1, 2010

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