Waiting for Godot Teacher Resource
Students study symbols, search for motifs, and review related themes. They analyze characters. They have opportunities for role-play and dramatizations, and they study theatrical elements and theater of the absurd. Students participate in a Socratic seminar. Supplementary materials include an objective quiz with answer key, essay topics, culminating activities, found poetry, and activities that tie the play to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Unit includes 10 Lesson Plans / 22 Handouts / 66 Pages, aligned to Common Core standards, grades 9-12, high school.
- Critical thinking
- Social and cross-cultural skills
- Initiative and self-direction
- Productivity and accountability
Theater of the absurd defies the rules of traditional theater. It often combines vaudeville humor with serious issues about the meaning of life. In Waiting for Godot, two men wait in a rural area for an encounter with the mysterious Godot, but the meeting seems destined never to take place.