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Theatre of the Absurd Line breaks: The¦atre of the Ab¦surd

Definition of Theatre of the Absurd in English:

noun

(the Theatre 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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