Theatre of the Absurd

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Theatre of the Absurd

Postby Graceful Leonard on June 3rd, 2011, 3:12 pm

I'd like to hear your general opinion of the genre/style termed 'theatre of the absurd'.

I've become rather interested in it recently, but I've always thought life is the most absurd theatre of all.
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Re: Theatre of the Absurd

Postby Tom Baker on June 21st, 2011, 1:25 pm

Dear Len,

I think all theatre is absurd, especially tragedy. But then I find life absurd and wouldn't want it any other way. When I played Macbeth the audiences screeched with laughter during my scenes. When I heard that Burnham Wood was coming to Dunsinane, my double take got a standing ovation from the front row and we played to packed houses from then on.

It was not long after that the BBC offered me Doctor Who, the most absurd part ever.

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