The Theatre of the absurd (tutto in inglese)
Tratta il teatro dell'assurdo con la sua nascita e i suoi maggiori e più famosi esponenti. Molto utile per lo studio e molto schematizzato e riassuntivo di una parte fondamentale del programma. Può esser utilizzato anche come una parte di argomento da portare alla maturità e quindi da inserire nella propria tesina.
Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, which was performed in Paris in 1953 and in London in 1955, in generally considered the starting point of “Absurd Drama”.
The literary critic Martin Esslin applied the term “absurd” to the works of a group of dramatists eho emerged in the 1950s (among which Samuel Beckett).
Here are the main features of the Theatre of the Absurd:
Abscene of a real story or plot;
Vagueness about time;
The value of language was reduced; in fact, what happens on the stage trascends, and often contradicts, the words spoken by the characters;
Extensive use of pauses, silences, miming and farcical situations which reflected a sense of anguish;
Incoherent babbling made up the dialogue.They did not form a school, since each playwright regarded himself as an outsider, with his own roots and background and a personal approach to form and subject matter.