International Journal of Literacy and Education
2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part D
The Philosophical basis of the Absurd TheatreAuthor(s):
Disappointed and disillusioned by the mayhem and destructions caused by the two world wars, certain playwrights of the 1950s, mainly in France, broke with the traditional concepts of Western theatre. According to these playwrights it is not the world that is absurd but the confrontation of its irrational character and this desperate desire for clarity in human minds. Thus the absurd is neither in man nor in the world, but in their common presence. This type of theatre shows an existence devoid of meaning, and depicts the unreason of the world in which humanity is lost. The apparent absurdity of life is an existentialist theme found in the works of Jean Paul Sartre and Albert Camus. This article attempts to explain the philosophical and logical basis of the Absurd Theatre.Pages: 247-251 | Views: 53 | Downloads: 22Download Full Article: Click Here
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Asad ABBAS. The Philosophical basis of the Absurd Theatre. Int J Literacy Educ 2023;3(1):247-251.