The Resource Reassessing the theatre of the absurd : Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter, Michael Y. Bennett

Reassessing the theatre of the absurd : Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter, Michael Y. Bennett

Label
Reassessing the theatre of the absurd : Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter
Title
Reassessing the theatre of the absurd
Title remainder
Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter
Statement of responsibility
Michael Y. Bennett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd, which suggests that "absurd" plays purport the meaninglessness of life, Michael Y. Bennett's Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd is a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre "movements" of the 20th century. Bennett argues that these "absurd" plays are, instead, ethical texts that suggest how life can be made meaningful. Analyzing the works of five major playwrights/writers of the 1950s (including three winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature), Bennett's work challenges fifty years of scholarship though his upbeat and hopeful readings
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
809.2/04
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1861
LC item number
.B44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Reassessing the theatre of the absurd : Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter, Michael Y. Bennett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction : reassessing the theatre of the abusrd -- The parable of Estragon's struggle with the boot in 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
  • Introduction: Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd * "The Parable of Estagon's Struggle with the Boot" in 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
Control code
ocn714090120
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781349295203
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-0-230-11882-9
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
525886
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35376211
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)714090120
  • pebco0230118828

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