Theatre of the Absurd
Several folks have written asking why there's no absurdist theatre section on AMR. Here's a small start that I hope will grow quickly.
What is the Theatre of the Absurd?
Here are a few definitions:
A form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing disjointed, repetitious, and meaningless dialogue, purposeless and confusing situations, and plots that lack realistic or logical development.
Plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
Great Plays of Absurdist Theatre
The Bald Soprano - Eugene Ionesco
The Maids - Jean Genet
Endgame - Samuel Beckett
The Ubu Trilogy - Alfred Jarry
The Zoo Story - Edward Albee
Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett
The Balcony - Jean Genet
Links to Absurdist Theatre Companies
If you have a theatre group performing absurdist works and would like to be listed here, drop us an email.