theatre of the absurd

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theatre of the absurd

n
(Theatre) drama in which normal conventions and dramatic structure are ignored or modified in order to present life as irrational or meaningless
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It looks primarily at three avant-garde Italian art intellectuals and their responses to the nascent form of film in the 1910s: Filippo Thommaso Marinetti, the founding figure of Futurism, Gabriele D'Annunzio, the leader of Italian Decadentism, and Luigi Pirandello, a father of European avant-garde and absurdist theatre.
Dissidents in Soviet Europe pioneered absurdist theatre as a means of protest because it was impossible to denounce the regime publicly.
Mary's Catholic High School in Astley, England, who sees Gilbert as a "forerunner of the absurdist theatre of the twentieth century" (p.
This great director of absurdist theatre has the intellectual insight, the ironic edge, and the technical poise to turn Havel's texts into swift and devastating exposes of dehumanized society.