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Unformatted text preview: Becketts Dramaturgy-Situation over plot; events dont originate or conclude-No discernable logic of development-Characters closer to mechanical puppets-Speech, like action, is impotent-Activity becomes gratuitous-Grotesque comedy combined with bizarre tragic pathos-No external interpretive tools: form embodies content-Focus: impenetrable mystery of the human condition Martin Esslin theater of the absurd-Looked at things unique to what was out there-Positive role for absurdism-Modern mans endeavor to come to terms with the world in which he lives Ibsen Strindberg Brecht Rise of realism Playwright with school of drama Realism vs epic theater...
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- Spring '08