Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful.' This line
from the play was adopted by Jean Anouilh to characterize the first
production of Waiting for Godot at the Théâtre de Babylone in 1953.
He went on to predict that the play would, in time, represent the
most important premiere to be staged in Paris for forty years.
Nobody acquainted with Beckett's masterly black comedy would now
question this prescient recognition of a classic of