Absurd Drama Against the Absurdity of Society

Project ID: WUB/2022/P1/013

Project Duration: 2022 - 2023

Project Leader: Faisal Ahmed (Department of English)

Project Members: Md. Zulhas Sarker

Modern absurd drama represents the philosophy of absurdity in theatre to demonstrate the abstract idea of existentialism. This type of theatrical genre started emerging after the World War I and the World War II with a view to raising awareness among the people of the human society concerning the futility of war and conflict and the horrible aftermath of such destructive man-made incidents. The growing incidents of absurdity such as the most recent 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, provoking the would-be World War III, which has already been considered as the most absurd move by Russian government in the age of development and progress of human society. “Albert Camus sought, in The Myth of Sisyphus, to establish the absurdity of the human condition. The modern absurd dramas play a vital role to awake the sense of societies against their growing absurdities. This study is in the method of a qualitative research to recognize the social and political absurdities through a literary and philosophical phenomenon of the practice, discussion and performance of the modern absurd drama. This research will help to make the people accept staged absurd dramas as purposeful to stop absurdities in the real life and society.