The Theatre of the Absurd download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Esslin

The Theatre of the Absurd download free [PDF and Ebook] by Martin Esslin year 2004
  • Book name: The Theatre of the Absurd
  • Author: Martin Esslin
  • Release date: 2004/4/14
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9781400075232
  • Rating: 7.19 of 10
  • Votes: 656
  • Review by: Rex Ramos
  • Review rating: 9.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/12
  • Total pages: 480
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity marked the emergence of a new type of theatre whose proponents-Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, Pinter, and others-shattered dramatic conventions and paid scant attention to psychological realism, while highlighting their characters' inability to understand one another. In 1961, Martin Esslin gave a name to the phenomenon in his groundbreaking study of these playwrights who dramatized the absurdity at the core of the human condition. Over four decades after its initial publication, Esslin's landmark book has lost none of its freshness. The questions these dramatists raise about the struggle for meaning in a purposeless world are still as incisive and necessary today as they were when Beckett's tramps first waited beneath a dying tree on a lonely country road for a mysterious benefactor who would never show. Authoritative, engaging, and eminently readable, The Theatre of the Absurd is nothing short of a classic: vital reading for anyone with an interest in the theatre.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Other Performing Arts, Literary Studies: General, Plays, Playscripts, Literary Studies: Plays & Playwrights, Dance & Other Performing Arts, Theatre Studies
  • Available formats: GIF, XPS, WORD, TXT, ODT, PDF, DOC, EPUB. Compressed in CBR, ZIP, LHA, BZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.38 USD
  • Dimensions: 133x203x25mm
  • Weight: 363g
  • Printed by: Vintage Books
  • Published in: New York, United States

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