Absurd: Theatrical movement beginning in the 1950s in which playwrights created works representing the universe as unknowable and humankind’s existence as meaningless. Box Set in Western theatre, realistically detailed, three-walled, roofed setting that simulates a room with the fourth wall (the one closest to the audience) removed. Camus a French author and philosopher who won the Nobel prize in 1957. Although he is often associated with existentialism Dialectics 1: Everything is made out of opposing forces/opposing sides. 2: Gradual changes lead to turning points, where one opposite overcomes the other. 3: Change moves in spirals not circles. Ensemble A group of theatrical artists working together to create a theatrical production. Epic theatre Theatrical movement of the early 1920’s and 1930 characterized by the use of such artificial devices as cartoons, posters, and film sequences distancing the audience from theatrical illusion and following focus on the play’s
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