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Eugène Ionesco’s The Bald Soprano and The Chairs. Theater critic Martin Esslin, in his essays on absurdism, pointed out several fundamentally absurdist playwrights including Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter, Eugene Ionesco, Arthur Adamov and Jean Genet. See more ideas about theatre of the absurd, macabre, creepy. Other playwrights associated with this type of theatre include Tom Stoppard, Arthur Kopit, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Fernando Arrabal, Edward Albee, N.F. Harold Pinter was born in 1930 and began working as an actor and writer in the 1950s. Dr. Jan Culik writes, “Absurd Theatre can be seen as an attempt to restore the importance of myth and ritual to our age, by making man aware of the ultimate realities of his condition, by instilling in him again the lost sense of cosmic wonder and primeval anguish. Nonsense, on the other hand, opens up a glimpse of the infinite.”, What, then, has become of this wonderful new theatrethis movement that produced some of the most exciting and original dramatic works of the twentieth century? in theater from UCLA and a graduate degree in screenwriting from the American Film Theater of the Absurd refers to a literary movement in drama popular throughout European countries from the 1940s to approximately 1989.