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WHAT IS IT? The theatre of the absurd refers to a particular type of play which first became popular during the 1950s and 1960s. It is a form of drama that emphasises the absurdity of human existence by using disjointed, repetitious, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that are not realistic or logical.

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Individuals and Groups NotesThe Theatre of the AbsurdWHAT IS IT? The theatre of the absurd refers to a particular type of play which first became popular during the 1950s and 1960s. It isa form of drama that emphasises the absurdity of human existence by using disjointed, repetitious, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that are not realistic or logical. WHERE DID IT COME FROM?The term was created by the criticMartin Esslin. Esslin regarded the term Theatre of the Absurd merely as a device used to bring attention to certain fundamental tr

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