IB DP Language A Language and Literature – sample text analysis –ad for Waiting for Godot production

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Text: Waiting for Godot. University of Chicago Theater.

Some elements of this text to consider:

  • FYI Waiting for Godot is a play by Samuel Beckett; the ad is for a production of the play at the University of Chicago Theater.
  • The dirty / scuffed boots in the center of the text play a key role in the play.
  • The background is quite dark – the play is categorized as a “tragicomedy.” The darkness of the ad highlights the tragic aspect of the play but nothing in the ad alludes to the comedy.
  • The lower section of the ad contains all of the necessary information for potential / actual attendees (time/location/price/ etc.)

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