Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

Born: April 13, 1906

Died: December 22, 1989

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Playwright, novelist, poet, essayist

Biography: Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour.

Source/Notes: Variant: "Dance first and think afterwards [...] It's the natural order". From: "Waiting for Godot: A Tragicomedy in Two Acts" (1952)

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