Endgame – one of Beckett’s biggest successes
Experience one of Samuel Beckett’s best plays live as it hits the stage – secure your Endgame tickets on StubHub now to witness the Irish playwright’s great legacy. If you love yourself a bit of Beckett at his best, your chance is now.
Waiting for the next great play is over
Back in the 1950s, fans reeling from Beckett’s probably most popular play, Waiting for Godot, didn’t have to wait long for his next work. Endgame premiered only three years after the weird and critical story of Godot, in 1957. Equally simple in its set-up – a grim, empty room with two windows and rubbish bins – it is as critical of social topics while maintaining the unique hilarity Beckett is known for, and has attracted audiences worldwide ever since its inauguration on the stage. The one-act play features witty and genuine dialogue that renders the viewer pensive and on the edge of their seat. Who says that you need a fancy stage set-up and plenty of colourful characters to make a play successful? If they do, they’ve clearly never heard of the genius Samuel Beckett. Circling around only four characters – Hamm, his servant Clov, and Hamm’s parents, Nagg and Nell – the play takes place in an apocalyptic setting as we follow the characters and their thoughts. Oddity and weirdness are key aspects of Beckett’s plays, and they are certainly not missing from this one. Brushing topics like isolation (they are all trapped in Hamm’s house), suffering, pride and the general purpose of life, it is a complex and profound piece of art that will provoke you to laugh, cry, reflect and deflect all at the same time. Experience one of the classics of drama live with Endgame tickets from StubHub, or sell tickets you don’t need any more on this website.
A play as conceived by the writer
One of the reasons Endgame is so convincingly amazing and always worth watching is the fact that Beckett directed it the first times it hit stages. Originally written in French, he translated it into his mother tongue and then directed it when it came to the Parisian theatre Studio des Champs-Elysees. Even today most producers honour Beckett’s own conception of the play and adapt it with fierce accuracy, meaning you always get to see the real deal. Having been performed in theatres all over the world, you can now get Endgame tickets for a venue near you to see this simply set yet deeply complex play. Other plays that might interest you include Equus, Bitter Wheat and The Mousetrap.
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