Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd
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Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd

Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter

M. Bennett

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Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd

Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter

M. Bennett

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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, thisbook uses the works of fivemajor playwrights of the 1950s to providea timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre 'movements' of the 20th century.

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half-Title
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction: Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd
  8. Chapter 1 The Parable of Estragon’s Struggle with the Boot in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot
  9. Chapter 2 The Pinteresque Oedipal Household: The Interrogation Scene(s) in The Birthday Party
  10. Chapter 3 The Parable of the White Clown: The Use of Ritual in Jean Genet’s The Blacks: A Clown Show
  11. Chapter 4 Berenger, The Sisyphean Hero
  12. Conclusion: Theorizing a “Female Absurd” in Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart as Means of Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd
  13. Addendum #1: Defining the Parable
  14. Addendum #2: Parables in Drama
  15. Notes
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index
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APA 6 Citation

Bennett, M. (2011). Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd ([edition unavailable]). Palgrave Macmillan US. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/3480036/reassessing-the-theatre-of-the-absurd-camus-beckett-ionesco-genet-and-pinter-pdf (Original work published 2011)

Chicago Citation

Bennett, M. (2011) 2011. Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd. [Edition unavailable]. Palgrave Macmillan US. https://www.perlego.com/book/3480036/reassessing-the-theatre-of-the-absurd-camus-beckett-ionesco-genet-and-pinter-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Bennett, M. (2011) Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd. [edition unavailable]. Palgrave Macmillan US. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/3480036/reassessing-the-theatre-of-the-absurd-camus-beckett-ionesco-genet-and-pinter-pdf (Accessed: 15 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Bennett, M. Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd. [edition unavailable]. Palgrave Macmillan US, 2011. Web. 15 Oct. 2022.