Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd
is an leading edge number of essays, written through best students within the fields of theatre, functionality and eco-criticism, which reconfigures absurdist theatre throughout the optics of ecology and surroundings. in addition to providing strikingly new interpretations of the paintings of canonical playwrights reminiscent of Beckett, Genet, Ionesco, Adamov, Albee, Kafka, Pinter, Shepard and Churchill, the e-book playfully mimics the constitution of Martin Esslin's vintage textual content The Theatre of the Absurd
, that's more often than not regarded as essentially the most vital scholarly courses of the 20 th century. through studying absurdist drama, for the 1st time, as an emergent type of ecological theatre, Rethinking the Theatre of the Absurd
interrogates afresh the very which means of absurdism for 21st-century audiences, whereas while creating a major contribution to the improvement of theatre and function reports as an entire.
The collection's interdisciplinary procedure, accessibility, and ecological concentration is going to entice scholars and lecturers in a few diverse fields, together with theatre, functionality, English, French, geography and philosophy. it is going to even have a significant effect at the new move disciplinary paradigm of eco-criticism.