The theatre of the absurd french thtre de labsurde tet d lapsyd is a post world war ii designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily european playwrights in the late 1950s as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Theatre of the absurd theatre of the absurd dramatic works of certain european and american dramatists of the 1950s and early 60s who agreed with the existentialist philosopher albert camuss assessment in his essay the myth of sisyphus 1942 that the human situation is essentially absurd devoid of purpose the. Discuss what theatre of the absurd is and if this play comes under that category the term theatre of the absurd was used for the first time by the hungarian born critic martin esslin in 1962 as the title of his book on the subject. Early critics referred to the theater of the absurd as a theater in transition meaning that it was to lead to something different so far this has not happened but the theater of the absurd is rapidly becoming accepted as a distinct genre in its own right. Origin and characteristics of the theatre of the absurd the theatre of the absurd is a term coined by the critic martin esslin for the work of a number of playwrights mostly written in the 1950s and 1960s
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