Definition of Theater of the Absurd in English:

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Theater of the Absurd


(the Theater of the Absurd)
Drama using the abandonment of conventional dramatic form to portray the futility of human struggle in a senseless world. Major exponents include Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Harold Pinter.
Example sentences
  • The kinds of literary work that have been described as postmodernist include the Theatre of the Absurd and some experimental poetry.
  • Their verbal and physical comedy, in which order so easily turns into chaos and sense slides into nonsense, makes them forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd and Monty Python.
  • I doubt my mother will ever see herself as a player on the stage of the Theatre of the Absurd but her talents in this area are at times unrivaled.

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Syllabification: The·a·ter of the Ab·surd

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