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The Theatre Of The Absurd
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Experimental art that pushes the boundaries of what is normal
Theatre of the Absurd is an ________ style of theatre based on the philosophy that ________________________.
Avant-garde; Life has no meaning so man must find his own meaning
Theatre of the Absurd began in ____,_____ and became popular after ________.
Paris, France; WWII
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (1)
1. Unrealistic situations
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (2)
Non realistic, one-dimensional characters that do not connect with each other; may become randomly violent
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (3)
Meaningless plot; often cyclical, no suspense
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (4)
Nonsensical, repetitive dialogue
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (5)
Unclear setting and relationships/identities of characters
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (6)
Use of shock to create laughter as an audience response
Characteristic of theatre of the absurd (7)
Typical theatrical rules do NOT apply
Although it may seem random or meaningless there is often and underlying _______ and ______-- you just have to figure out _______________.
Structure; meaning; what it means to you
Theatre of the Absurd was influenced by the art form Dadaism which protested ____ and the _____ and _______ of society.
War; rules; traditions
Theatre of the absurd = anti-______
Theatre of the absurd was also influenced by ______ poetry and early film comedy like _____ ______ or ___ _______.
Nonsense; Charlie Chaplin; Marx Brothers
Goal 1: create a _____ or _______-like experience for the audience
Goal 2: Show man's _______ by making the audience feel _______-- they cannot _______ with the characters or the situation.
Isolation; isolated; identify
Goal 3: keep the audience on their toes--they are not there for _______ or ______.
Goal 4: Point out the flaws of rules and traditions of "_____" _______.
Goal 5: use ______ to point out the tragedy of life
Goal 6: Point out the ___________ of life-- force audience to find their own _______.
_____ ________ was born in Ireland and lived in Paris during WWII. He wrote several plays, among which are _______ and ___________________.
Samuel Beckett; Endgame; Waiting for Godot
____ _______ was born in Romania and also lived in Paris during WWII he wrote several plays, among which are _____________, ________, _____.
Eugene Ionesco; The Bald Soprano; The Chairs; Rhinoceros
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