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D s A b u r Theatre of the monday October 18 Krapp’s Last Tape By Samuel Beckett
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Samuel Beckett
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In 1961  Martin Esslin , a British critic, wrote a  book called  The Theatre of the Absurd  about  trends in the post-World War II theatre He used the label to describe new theatrical ways  of looking at existence The Theatre of the Absurd shows the world as an  incomprehensible place
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Emotional identification with the characters is  replaced by a puzzled, critical attention For while the happenings on stage are absurd,  they yet remain recognizable as somehow related  to real life with  its  absurdity, so that eventually  the spectators are brought face to face with the  irrational side of their existence
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Samuel Beckett He made his breakthrough in dramatic form by  presenting , without comment or moral judgement,  situations showing life’s irrationality
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