Absurd, thealsothe Theatre of the Absurd [singular]
a style of play for the theatre that was developed in the 1950s by writers such asBeckett and Ionesco, whose work expresses the belief that human existence has no meaning or purpose. These plays are very different from traditional theatre. The characters do not communicate effectively with each other, and often their words do not make sense.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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