The reason why Absurdist plays take place in No Man’s Land with only two characters is primarily financial.
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Misery’s fine – as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.
Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
Things always happen in series.
|Birth:||23rd August, 1908|
|Death:||15th March, 1970|
Arthur Adamov was a French playwright, one of the foremost exponents of the Theatre of the Absurd. Adamov was born in Kislovodsk in Russia to a wealthy Armenian family, which lost its wealth in 1917. In common with many other wealthy Russians of the time, Adamov was brought up with French as his first language, and in 1924 he moved to Paris. In Paris Adamov met surrealists and edited the surrealist journal Discontinuité. He began to write plays after World War II, with La Parodie being his first. His work, influenced by Bertolt Brecht, is often dream-like and later works in particular have a political element.
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