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ISBN: 0413760502 / ISBN-13: 9780413760500

The Theatre of the Absurd

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In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s "Waiting for Godot" premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into ... Show synopsis

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  • The Theatre of the Absurd (Methuen Publishing) – Trade paperback (2001)
    by Martin Esslin

    The Theatre of the Absurd

    Trade paperback, Methuen Publishing
    2001
    English
    3rd ed.
    480 pages

    ISBN: 0413760502
    ISBN-13: 9780413760500

    Hamm: We're not beginning ...to ...to ...mean something? Clov: Mean something? You and I mean something? (from 'Endgame' by Samuel Beckett)Martin Esslin coined the phrase 'Theatre of the Absurd' in this ground-breaking book, and the term has become part of the language just as this book has become an indispensable part of any literature and drama library: the definitive study of the playwrights who have dramatised the fundamental absurdity of the human condition. In this readable and illuminating work - still a classic of ... Show more

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