Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd: Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter (Hardcover)

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Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd, which suggests that 'absurd' plays purport the meaninglessness of life, this book uses the works of five major playwrights of the 1950s to provide a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre 'movements' of the 20th century.

About the Author


Michael Y. Bennett is Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, where he teaches courses on modern drama. He is the author of Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd (2011/2013), Words, Space, and the Audience (2012), and Narrating the Past through Theatre (2012). He is the editor of Refiguring Oscar Wilde's Salome (2011); and the co-editor of Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (2012) as well as editor of The Edward Albee Review .


Product Details
ISBN: 9780230113381
ISBN-10: 0230113389
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: March 31st, 2011
Pages: 179
Language: English