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Noun: theater of the absurd
Usage: US (elsewhere: theatre of the absurd)
  1. Plays stressing the irrational or illogical aspects of life, usually to show that modern life is pointless
    "Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco have written plays for the theater of the absurd";
    - theatre of the absurd

Type of: drama, dramatic play, play

Encyclopedia: Theater of the absurd