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"Whatever Happened to Godot?


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Dorf, Jon (aka Jonathan C. Dorf, American playwright, screenwriter, script consultant, teacher, 1971-____), “Whatever Happened to Godot?”

a 10-minute ironic comedy in English, set in a drab apartment, morning, 2003,

3m; • © 2003 by Jonathan C. Dorf; • in Jonathan C. Dorf’s Whatever Happened to Godot? (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Jonathan C. Dorf, 7125 De Longpre Avenue #209, Los Angeles, California 90046, U.S.A., e-mail jcdorf1@aol.com, telephone, http://www.jondorf.com, (home) 323-512-5273, . • Cited by Jonathan C. Dorf, via ftp March 18, 2003; Dorf says,

§ Dramatis Personae Godot (m), age indeterminate but probably 30’s to 60’s; Boy (m), anything from a real boy to an adult playing a boy; The Man (m), twenties or older.

§ Synopsis “Con man Godot, living in a shabby apartment, gleefully prepares to fleece Vladimir and Estragon, waiting on a nearby road, of the many valuables he thinks they possess. He orders the amnesiac Boy to deliver his message, telling them that he is on his way, and to stay right there. But the Boy resists after Godot mistreats him, and before Godot can force the Boy to do his bidding, there's a knock at the door. It's the Man, an enforcer, and his bosses have a score to settle with Godot. Godot, thinking quickly, tells the Man that he is, in fact, not Godot. Godot is out, and he is his butler. But when the Man prepares to wait as long as it takes for Godot to come back, Godot is stuck, waiting for himself, as the play ends.

§ Comment “One simple set with no special technical requirements, something of a takeoff, of course, on Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett.”

§ Themes amnesia, Beckett (Samuel Beckett, Irish writer, 1906-1989), con man, enforcer, parody, Waiting for Godot. See also Jonathan C. Dorf’s

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