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By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett used to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of performs, novels, tales and poetry has earned him an uncontested position as one of many maximum writers of our time. Endgame, initially written in French and translated into English by way of Beckett himself, is taken into account by means of many critics to be his maximum unmarried paintings. A top of Beckett’s attribute uncooked minimalism, it's a natural and devastating distillation of the human essence within the face of forthcoming death.

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By Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett used to be provided the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1969; his literary output of performs, novels, tales and poetry has earned him an uncontested position as one of many maximum writers of our time. Endgame, initially written in French and translated into English by way of Beckett himself, is taken into account by means of many critics to be his maximum unmarried paintings. A top of Beckett’s attribute uncooked minimalism, it's a natural and devastating distillation of the human essence within the face of forthcoming death.

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HAMM It wouldn’t be the bread? CLOV Or the brat. [Pause. ] HAMM the whole lot is comical, I furnish you that. What approximately having a great guffaw the 2 folks jointly? CLOV [after mirrored image] I couldn’t guffaw back at the present time. HAMM [after mirrored image] Nor I. [Pause. ] I proceed then. sooner than accepting with gratitude he asks if he could have his little boy with him. CLOV What age? HAMM Oh tiny. CLOV He could have climbed the timber. HAMM all of the little strange jobs. CLOV after which he may have grown up. HAMM most likely. [Pause. ] CLOV continue going, can’t you, continue going! HAMM That’s all. i finished there. [Pause. ] CLOV Do you spot the way it is going on. HAMM kind of. CLOV Will it now not quickly be the tip? HAMM I’m afraid it's going to. CLOV Pah! You’ll make up one other. HAMM I don’t comprehend. [Pause. ] i think quite tired. [Pause. ] The lengthy artistic attempt. [Pause. ] If i'll drag myself right down to the ocean! I’d make a pillow of sand for my head and the tide may come. CLOV There’s not more tide. [Pause. ] HAMM cross and notice is she useless. [Clov is going to containers, increases the lid of Nell’s, stoops, appears to be like into it. Pause. ] CLOV seems like it. [He closes the lid, straightens up. Hamm increases his toque. Pause. He places it on back. ] HAMM [with his hand to his toque] And Nagg? [Clov increases lid of Nagg’s bin, stoops, seems to be into it. Pause. ] CLOV Doesn’t appear like it. [He closes the lid, straightens up. ] HAMM [letting pass his toque] What’s he doing? [Clov increases lid of Nagg’s bin, stoops, seems into it. Pause. ] CLOV He’s crying. [He closes lid, straightens up. ] HAMM Then he’s dwelling. [Pause. ] Did you ever have an fast of happiness? CLOV to not my wisdom. [Pause. ] HAMM carry me less than the window. [Clov is going in the direction of chair. ] i need to think the sunshine on my face. [Clov pushes chair. ] Do you take into accout, initially, if you took me for a flip? You used to carry the chair too excessive. At each step you just about tipped me out. [With senile quaver. ] Ah nice enjoyable, we had, the 2 people, nice enjoyable. [Gloomily. ] after which we obtained into the way in which of it. [Clov stops the chair lower than window correct. ] There already? [Pause. He tilts again his head. ] Is it mild? CLOV It isn’t darkish. HAMM [angrily] I’m asking you is it mild. CLOV sure. [Pause. ] HAMM The curtain isn’t closed? CLOV No. HAMM What window is it? CLOV The earth. HAMM I knew it! [Angrily. ] yet there’s no mild there! the opposite! [Clov pushes chair in the direction of window left. ] The earth! [Clov stops the chair below window left. Hamm tilts again his head. ] That’s what I name mild! [Pause. ] appears like a ray of light. [Pause. ] No? CLOV No. HAMM It isn’t a ray of light i think on my face? CLOV No. [Pause. ] HAMM Am I very white? [Pause. Angrily. ] I’m asking you am I very white! CLOV no more so than traditional. [Pause. ] HAMM Open the window. CLOV What for? HAMM i would like to listen to the ocean. CLOV You wouldn’t pay attention it. HAMM no matter if you opened the window? CLOV No. HAMM Then it’s now not worthy whereas starting it? CLOV No. HAMM [violently] Then open it! [Clov will get up at the ladder, opens the window. Pause. ] have you ever opened it? CLOV sure. [Pause. ] HAMM You swear you’ve opened it?

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