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Meaning of theater of the absurd

the'ater of the absurd'

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  1. theater in which standard or naturalistic conventions of plot, characterization, and thematic structure are ignored or distorted in order to convey the irrational or fictive nature of reality and the essential isolation of humanity in a meaningless world.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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