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The Adventures of Ken Harris - 5

Ken waits for Godot

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Pam (respa)
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-This is very funny, Mark,
or am I just weird?
-No need for an answer there!
-I have not read this play, and I
don't think I will, either.
-I guess you could call this
theater of the absurd.
-Who knows, maybe that's
what it really was.
-I like the bit about who, and how
the characters react to it.
-I also like how Ken tries so hard
to convince them "Godot is not coming!"
-You do a good job with
the whole thing, as usual.
-I will wait for the next adventure
into literature with Ken Harris, though!



 Comment Written 27-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks - actually that play helped introduce the concept of "theater of the absurd" - if I can help prevent even one person from wasting their time on it, I will have done my job.

reply by Pam (respa) on 27-Sep-2019
    You are welcome, Mark. I was wondering if I was right about that:) I was an English major, but I didn't study that aspect. I never asked if your background is in English or a related subject. I enjoyed Ken's adventure!
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Boring not the writing but the play had I been a member of the audience I would have beat them with the boots then announced I am Gadot what are you two waiting for?
LXVI


 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Next time the play's being staged, I'll be sure to get you tickets - i like your approach.

reply by Rikki66 on 27-Sep-2019
    Sir I doff my chapeau
    LXVI
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Hi Mark. Thanks again for an interesting and enjoyable installment by Ken Harris. I loved the dialogue as always. I have to confess, my ignorance however in not recognizing the title character Godot or the story thereto.
The last part (dialogue) reminds me of the Abbott and Costello routine, "who's on first?" LOL : ) Bob



 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks, Bob. It was a play they made English majors read back in the day - I hope they don't still do that.

reply by Mastery on 27-Sep-2019
    I never had to in my college days at Columbia. : ) Bob
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I've never seen the play, but I got enough of it from your writing to understand it. I like Ken very much. We think alike. Now, I'm off to read the others.


 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks - "Waiting for Godot" is an easy play to make fun of.
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Mark,

Love it. I've never read nor seen this lovely piece of literature or art or whatever it is and this doesn't seem to any sort of positive recommendation... or is it and I missed your witty intention??

hehehe

One tiny note:
--> reconsider the whole concept of any a priori
--> is that what you meant??

I enjoyed!



 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    I think only pretentious English or Philosophy majors read this - I was both, so I read it twice. I guess I still am pretentious as evidenced by my use of terms like "a priori"
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Hello again Mr. Valentine. I was glad to see that one of my new favorite characters Ken Harris was at it again.
I work at my local library at recent saw the book waiting for Godot was donated to the library. Just from the cover I assumed it was two guys waiting for "GOD aka godot", but when I saw your new writing I had to do a little research before I read your work so I could have a better understanding.

I have to admit that this is my least favorite installment for Ken Harris. But that partly because I have to agree with you, those guys are f*cking boring, I'm so glad that Ken points that out. However just cause this is my least favorite, I still found it engaging and entertaining.

I await the next installment of Ken Harris




 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 26-Sep-2019
    Thanks - it's my least favorite also, but the play just calls out for someone to poke fun at it, so I thought I'd give it a try.
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Next try 'Home' by David Storey. It is difficult to read but comes off the page brilliantly in performance. Original production in UK starred John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson.

This was a brilliant take off of Samuel Beckett -- another name whom yo have set spinning in his grave with this.


 Comment Written 26-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 26-Sep-2019
    Thanks, Jim. You may be the only reviewer who knows the original. I've not heard of "Home", but I'll check it out. Thanks for the tip

reply by Pantygynt on 26-Sep-2019
    The script is available on line.
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Boy was that Lucky Ken Harris arrived on the scene or those two would've been waiting for Godot forever and boring the heck out of the audience forever. I wonder if it's the same one?

I really laughed at Ken's question, do they seem stimulated? No, not on the surface. That is top of the line humour. LOL

Now if you don't mind I have to get to my own leafless tree.

Superb writing and I can't to find out where Ken goes next.

Gloria


 Comment Written 25-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks, Gloria. I recently re-read the play to see if I would appreciate its profundity more now that I'm older - nope - still boring and pretentious to me.
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This was a very enjoyable scene that kept my attention which is saying a bit as I have the attention span of a gnat!

I noticed this misspell though:

exis(t)ential

and where you cite John Lennon, did you mean to put "the" before his name?

This is six-worthy apart from those two little nitties!

Great work!


 Comment Written 25-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks for the review and for catching those typos - much appreciated!

reply by Gypsymooncat on 27-Sep-2019
    All good! Sadly though, I'm fresh out of sixes :(

reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    No worries - I don't care too much about ratings.
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Poor old Godot. I sure as hell hope he turned up soon I can't wait any longer. You should enter that in an dialogue only post Mark. Very clever. Sincerely Anne.


 Comment Written 25-Sep-2019



reply by the author on 27-Sep-2019
    Thanks, Anne. I think I saw the play once (maybe in college) but I can't remember - probably because it as so boring.
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