Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Vol.6. No.2 June 2015 Pp. 295 – 301
Existentialism Staged: A Comparative Study between Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Kanafani’s “The Hat and the Prophet”
Department of English Language and Literature, College of Arts
Princess Nora bint Abdul Rahman University
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
In a general sense, existentialism had left its mark on Arabic and Western literature. The different conceptions and applications of the philosophy on literature, particularly in the art of drama, remain luring for more investigation. This paper aims to explore the development of Arabic and Irish literature under the particular influence of existentialism, with a reference to two distinct plays: “Waiting for Godot” (1955) by Samuel Beckett, and “The Hat and the Prophet” (1967) by Ghassan Kanafani.
Keywords: Beckett, Existentialism, Godot, Kanafani, Literature, Theatre
Cite as: Aldegheishem, H. (2015). Existentialism Staged: A Comparative Study between Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Kanafani’s “The Hat and the Prophet”. Arab World English Journal, 8 (1).