Waiting for Godot Act IIIWaiting for Godot, Act IIIMore Like This
A country road.
A sapling. A stump.
Vladmir walks in from stage right. Estragon walks in from stage left.
Vladmir is the first to spot Estragon, and quickly looks away. Estragon thinks he has spotted Vladmir first, glances at him for a while, and then looks away.
They continue to stare in opposite directions, stealing glances when the other is not looking, until they are a few feet in front of each other.
Estragon catches Vladmir looking at him. Vladmir opens his eyes wide in surprise and gives an uncertain, possibly insincere, smile. Estragon returns the smile and tries to hug Vladmir, who had extended a hand for a handshake.
VLADMIR: (extricates himself from the grapple) Fancy meeting you here, my good Estragon!
ESTRAGON: Fancy meeting you here, my good Estragon!
Awkward pause. Vladmir takes his bowler and fiddles with it.
VLADMIR: (with difficulty) Good, and how are you?