This may explain why Theatre of the Absurd--existentialism's dramaturgical bedfellow--has been nearly invisible on the American stage for the past two decades (even as British playwrights such as Bond, Churchill and especially Stoppard made use of absurdism
through the '70s and '80s, and Eastern European playwrights, particularly Mrozek and Havel, saturated their political plays with it).
The preview for "Nacho Libre" is a hilarious ode to Jack Black-style absurdism
, though it also follows a predictable, three-act structure.
In an attempt to capture the despair of people living in a world where nothing is certain, Howe has returned to absurdism
(which she prefers to call "metaphysical farce") of early plays like Birth and After Birth and Museum.
Taylor doesn't evince much flair for slapstick, and the kind of gleeful Americana absurdism
that's worked on occasion for the Coen brothers (e.
The Zoo Story is a one-act play with elements of absurdism
alongside social commentary.
Not having a female character to deny agency allows Baila to shine in his absurdism
I am not a nihilist, but a mood of grim, jolly absurdism
comes over me often, as it seems to come over many of my young peers.
On 'Orange,' even though it's this really incredible tone of Jenji's that walks this line of absurdism
and is yet really grounded with reality, when it comes to the actual reality of prison, we have tried very hard to make sure it's as realistic as possible," she said.
is perhaps the most appropriate language for the times we are living in.
It closed after an opening night that shocked its audience with its absurdism
It starts as an amazing parody of melodrama and turns out to be something very different," touching down in the realms of naturalism and absurdism
"where reality starts falling apart.
Listening in the back seat of the van to this recitation of carnage and absurdism
, my thoughts drifted immediately to a friend of mine, the Washington correspondent for a major German daily, with whom I had been emailing earlier in the week.