Edward Albee | Which Theatre is the Absurd One? (1962)

This literature criticism consists of approximately 9 pages of analysis & critique of Edward Albee.
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Which Theatre is the Absurd One? (1962)

SOURCE: "Which Theatre is the Absurd One?" in The New York Times Magazine, 25 February 1962, pp. 30-1, 64, 66.

In the following piece, Albee addresses the label, Theatre of the Absurd, that had been attached to his work. He argues that "The Theatre of the Absurd, in the sense that it is truly the contemporary theatre, facing as it does man's condition as it is, is the Realistic theatre of our time; and that the supposed Realistic theatrethe term used here to mean most of what is done on Broadwayin the sense that it panders to the public need for self-congratulation and reassurance and presents a false picture of ourselves to ourselves is … really and truly The Theatre of the Absurd."

A theatre person of my acquaintance—a man whose judgment must be respected, though...

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