Creative Writing and Critical Thinking

The Style of The Absurd Theater.

Artistic features can be expressed through playwrights in many ways, and it plays a crucial role in any literary research. Basically, every theater has its own artistic features that was influenced by social background and demands which make it unique. The absurd theater and the traditional drama are not exceptions, both consist of many artistic features that seems to deliver certain beliefs and emotions by the playwrights.

The content and themes of the traditional drama allow its audience to have a full understanding, but on the other hand, there are many aspects that may confuse the fans of absurd theater. The new theater first appeared in 1950s, while the traditional drama appeared several hundreds of years earlier. Although every time has its own unique social beliefs, background and ideologies, the traditional drama and the theater of the absurd shares many features.

Each era had its own respected representative, for example, the British drama had Shakespeare and Bernard, while Samuel Beckett, Pinter and Albee represent the absurd theater era. Both groups have their own characteristics, but the rules and the forms of the ordinary drama were respected by both of them, and they shared many things such as language and artistic techniques, at the same time they had differences that gave literature its richness.

According to Esslin, in theater of the absurd plays written by Samuel Beckett, Pinter, and Albee, one realizes that the characters are trapped in a repetitive and meaningless world and seem to be controlled by invisible forces. The theater of the absurd has many characteristics such as comedy, horror and nonsense. He further indulged that the theater of the absurd has no purpose but exposing the audience to the irrationality of the real life, and he thinks that the absurd play cannot be separated from real life interpretation.

The more the absurd theater is read, the more it is realized that it is an artistic inquiry which pays homage to the philosophy that was first created by Albert Camus. Thus, each of the playwrights has preoccupations and characteristics that go beyond the term absurd, such as Elizabethan tragicomedy, formal experimentation, Surrealism, Dadaism and most importantly Existentialism.

Absurd character, as a hallmark, is that of the messages being conveyed in accordance with the surroundings, language and mentality being unique in its nature and clarity.

The Absurd Theatre is to be the tight relationship between the society, language and thus creation, the three elements function as a condemnation superbly respecting the boundaries of mankind.

Absurd language lies essentially at the very interface of both creation and society; that is to say, the provision of such qualities have no extra credit to any given time dealing with the matter sensibly, rather empirically notifying that language is the mere tool that triggers senses of interaction in a forever pattern of melodrama.

Absurd plot is the plateau in a refrain matter where the incidents take the form of unusual actions and reactions towards both audience and the story itself; audience get to be staggered and fall for such curve of the plateau, but though it is commonly absurd, still is in elements of surprise and gradual takeover for any upcoming hint that mean to depict the status of the dull plot, more precisely impart no meaningful point but the state of waiting laconically.

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Aboubakar Mihoubi

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