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Theatre Arts

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Professor Dennis Holt


"Theatre of the Absurd" is a post-war phenomenon in which the dramatists, in anxiety and despair, show their sense of the senselessness of the human condition in a world in which man is deprived of certainties.

According to Martin Esslin, the man responsible for the accepted title Theatre of the Absurd, as he quoted Democritus, "Nothing is more real than nothing." Abandoning conceptual thinking and logical language, the absurd dramatist deals in illogical behavior, paradoxes, and absurd situations, while attempting to create meaningful insights into the human condition.



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