FCS195H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: The Bald Soprano, Samuel Beckett, Frida Kahlo

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25 Nov 2011
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Albert camus questioned the absurd in a philosophical way: he comes to a conclusion that human life is absurd, there was no meaning. These people think of the absurd as a way to express ourselves. Absurdity becomes the form their theatre movement will take. Important people: eug ne ionesco, samuel beckett, wrote in english and switched to french. Eug ne ionesco: sees absurdity as something that has no meaning or clear purpose. Interested in exploring day-to-day events and how they make no sense: i. e. how we exchange polite conversation much of what we say is pointless and useless, exposes that we rely on clich s and makes fun of it. Main works: the bald soprano, the lesson, rhinoceros. Main works: waiting for godot, endgame, happy days. Natural surrealist: breton met frida kahlo and was surprised when he finds out that she was already painting surrealist paintings.

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