What is it about?
This paper focuses on an adaptation of Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in the Muslim context of Pakistan. Firstly, it looks at previous performances of the play with female actors. Secondly, it examines why female characters are introduced in the adaptation, which is strikingly opposite to Beckett’s idea of characterization in Waiting for Godot. Thirdly, it explores how such alteration is significant in the context of the Muslim culture of Pakistan. Finally, the play thus adapted for a local audience is read in a political light.
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Why is it important?
The experimental production of Waiting for Godot is interesting because it has sought both to feminize and politicize Beckett's play.
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This page is a summary of: Gendering Waiting for Godot in the Socio-political Context of Pakistan, Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui, April 2022, Brill,
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