Absurdist Theatre

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Post-war period and Absurdist Theatre Questions about modern life: objectivity, authenticity, authority. ...... A challenge to the norms and values of Western culture as a whole Experiments with dramaturgy and the absurdist theater How to conceptualize theatre in a new way Is the theatre movement of the 1950s and 60s that expressed the existentialist philosophy of meaninglessness and the absurdity of life (Brockett 1989) Sartre and Camus (1950s): rejection of rationalistic views of the universe Sartre and Camus Sartre: god does not exist, that there are no fixed standards of conduct, that there are not verifiable moral codes, thus each individual must chose his or her own values (Brockett 1989) Camus: “the human conditions is absurd because of the gap between a person’s hope and the irrational universe into which she or he has been born” (Brockett 1987). Absurdist Theatre
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2011 for the course THEA 2060 taught by Professor Smukler during the Spring '10 term at York University.

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