5.0 out of 5 stars
This is a fair warning..back away from the T.V., Sept. 20 2000
Vladimir and Estragon are two characters that are both living their lives in a routine that is unchanging and predictable. There is no space for impulses and they have shrunken their lives down to word games and simple diversions to pass time. If it is the following of our finest impulses, the belief in our own beauty and strength and a desperate honesty that makes us kings and queens then these two are as far from being kings and queens as possible. Like Lucky, they are tied to a rope and bound by a master they have created in their own minds. It is understandable that they are impoverished and that the world is not opened entirely to them for success and prosperity; however, it is the resemblance of their lives to those of many we know that makes this play so haunting. Many people spend their lives watching television or passing the time with argument like Estragon and Vladimir and all that the next day holds is what has already come before it --nothing.