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Reassessing the theatre of the absurd : Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter /

by Bennett, Michael Y.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Basingstoke ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013Edition: 1st Palgrave Macmillan paperback ed.Description: xii, 179 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781137378767.Subject(s): European drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Theater of the absurd | Absurd (Philosophy) in literature
Contents:
Introduction : reassessing the theatre of the absurd -- The parable of Estragon's struggle with the boot in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot -- The Pinteresque Oedipal household : the interrogation scene(s) in The birthday party -- The parable of the white clown : the use of ritual in Jean Genet's The blacks : a clown show -- Berenger, the Sisyphean hero -- Conclusion : theorizing a "female absurd" in Beth Henley's Crimes of the heart as a means of reassessing the theatre of the absurd -- Addendum #1: Defining the parable -- Addendum #2: Parables in drama
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-176) and index

Introduction : reassessing the theatre of the absurd -- The parable of Estragon's struggle with the boot in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot -- The Pinteresque Oedipal household : the interrogation scene(s) in The birthday party -- The parable of the white clown : the use of ritual in Jean Genet's The blacks : a clown show -- Berenger, the Sisyphean hero -- Conclusion : theorizing a "female absurd" in Beth Henley's Crimes of the heart as a means of reassessing the theatre of the absurd -- Addendum #1: Defining the parable -- Addendum #2: Parables in drama

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