Anna McMullan on 60 Years of Godot

Scholar unravels the enduring appeal of Samuel Beckett's landmark play
A scene from the first production of En Attendant Godot, Paris, 1953. Photograph: Roger Pic
Samuel Beckett scholar Anna McMullan talks to Daisy Bowie-Sell (Telegraph) about Waiting for Godot as it enters its sixtieth year: 'British critics were initially more confused by it than the French, who had experienced a similar sort of existential drama. But then Tynan and a number of other significant critics began to write about the play. It's difficult to remember now, but nothing like it had been seen before. It began to change the way people thought about theatre.' [Read More]

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