What is an absurd play?
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Keeping this in view, what do you mean by absurd play?
Absurd drama. Absurd drama is drama which takes the form of I man's reaction to a world apparently without meaning or man as a puppet. It tells the reaction of people without destination and direction.
Likewise, is Waiting for Godot an absurd play? Beckett's Waiting for Godot largely deals with the absurd tradition. The play is without any plot, character, dialogue and setting in the traditional sense. But it is also the place to which they believe this Godot has asked them to come.
In this regard, what is the purpose of absurd Theatre?
The Theatre of the Absurd attacks the comfortable certainties of religious or political orthodoxy. It aims to shock its audience out of complacency, to bring it face to face with the harsh facts of the human situation as these writers see it.
What are the characteristics of absurd drama?
In the Theater of the Absurd, multiple artistic features are used to express tragic theme with a comic form. The features include anti-character, anti-language, anti-drama and anti-plot. of the Absurd regard their own personalities as a formal case. Let?s take a retrospect in the typical example of Waiting for Godot.