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The setting of Endgame is characteristic of a Beckett play a dcor reduced to the barest minimum A naked stage both a poetic symbol and a parody of traditional theater with only two dust bins a chair and a backward painting to look at High up on the walls we get an idea of the rest of Becketts blank universe through to small windows looking out On these boards of disaster the characters play out their derisory role Fletcher 48 Traditional theater attempts to put a slice of life out onto the stage for the audiences enjoyment The general idea is to fool the audience into thinking that they are looking at something that they have seen before For example a roach infested apartment or even a relatively simple office scene helps one relate to the characters before they speak We know what to expect because we are familiar with the plight of the starving artist with his dinky little flat and we already expect the businessman to be under a great deal of stress Beckett sets his text in a place weve never been and God willing a place that will never exist a bunker of sorts that resembles the inside of a skull with its neuroses bickering inside When the curtain opens on a place like that the only thing you can do is start preparing yourself for what could possibly dwell in such a setting The gap between the world we live in and the one before us has been established before any of the characters open their mouths and it up to us as an audience to figure out where we are As we find out slowly but surely we are at the end of the world Comedian Lewis Black claims he saw the end of the world in Texas when he found a street with a Starbucks directly across from another Starbucks but Beckett made the end of the world
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