The original Theatre of the Absurd: ‘Ubu Roi,’ a lot like ‘The Forbidden Zone,’ only it’s weirder!

The original Theatre of the Absurd: ‘Ubu Roi,’ a lot like ‘The Forbidden Zone,’ only it’s weirder!

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A Video of the History of the Theatre of the Absurd - YouTube

A Video of the History of the Theatre of the Absurd - YouTube

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Theatre of the Absurd-- is a designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work expressed what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down, in fact alerting their audiences to pursue the opposite.

Theatre of the Absurd-- is a designation for particular plays of absurdist fiction written by a number of primarily European playwrights in the late 1950s, as well as one for the style of theatre which has evolved from their work. Their work expressed what happens when human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down, in fact alerting their audiences to pursue the opposite.

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Dangerous Minds | The original Theatre of the Absurd: ‘Ubu Roi,’ a lot like ‘The Forbidden Zone,’ only it’s weirder!

Dangerous Minds | The original Theatre of the Absurd: ‘Ubu Roi,’ a lot like ‘The Forbidden Zone,’ only it’s weirder!

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Samuel Beckett's 'Endgame' (1957). It was originally written in French (entitled Fin de partie), and is a one-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd.

Samuel Beckett's 'Endgame' (1957). It was originally written in French (entitled Fin de partie), and is a one-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd.

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Samuel Beckett´s “Endgame” set design. Emilio L-Galiacho. 2009.
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Butoh, Dance of the Dark Soul,It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience.

Butoh, Dance of the Dark Soul,It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience.

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