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  • Absurd, Theatre of the —       dramatic works of certain European and American dramatists of the 1950s and early 60s who agreed with the Existentialist philosopher Albert Camus s (Camus, Albert) assessment, in his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus” (1942), that the human… …   Universalium

  • Theatre of the Absurd — The Theatre of the Absurd (French: Théâtre de l Absurde ) is a designation for particular plays written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, as well as to the style of theatre which has evolved from… …   Wikipedia

  • Theatre on the Balustrade — (2006) The Theatre on the Balustrade (Divadlo Na zábradlí) is situated in Prague, Czech republic. The theatre was founded in 1958. Its founders Helena Philipová, Ivan Vyskočil, Jiří Suchý and Vladimír Vodička named their professional theatre… …   Wikipedia

  • theatre of the absurd — noun A branch of drama dealing with fantastic deliberately unreal situations, in reaction against the tragedy and irrationality of life • • • Main Entry: ↑theatre …   Useful english dictionary

  • theatre of the absurd — noun a modern dramatic genre which expresses the belief that the human condition is essentially absurd …   Australian English dictionary

  • Theatre of the Absurd — Body of dramatic works of the 1950s and 60s that expressed the existentialist philosophy of meaninglessness and the absurdity of life. Playwrights such as Arthur Adamov, Edward Albee, Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, Eugène Ionesco, and Harold Pinter… …   Universalium

  • Theatre of the Absurd — noun drama which abandons conventional dramatic form to portray the futility of human struggle in a senseless world …   English new terms dictionary

  • theatre, Western — ▪ art Introduction       history of the Western theatre from its origins in pre Classical antiquity to the present.       For a discussion of drama as a literary form, see dramatic literature and the articles on individual national literatures.… …   Universalium

  • theatre — /thee euh teuhr, theeeu /, n. theater. * * * I Building or space in which performances are given before an audience. It contains an auditorium and stage. In ancient Greece, where Western theatre began (5th century BC), theatres were constructed… …   Universalium

  • The Birthday Party (play) — The Birthday Party (1958) is the first full length play by Harold Pinter and one of Pinter s best known and most frequently performed plays. After its hostile London reception almost ended Pinter s playwriting career, it went on to be considered… …   Wikipedia

  • Absurd Person Singular — is a 1972 play by Alan Ayckbourn. Divided into three acts, it documents the changing fortunes of three married couples. Each act takes place at a Christmas celebration at one of the couples homes on successive Christmas Eves.Production historyThe …   Wikipedia

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