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It is our duty to stand when National Anthem is being played: Randeep Hooda

Supreme Court’s decision to play National Anthem in theatres before movie screening and that the audience must stand and show respect seems to divide the nation in two sections. While majority has reacted positively to the mandate, a few others have termed it as absurd in the name of nationalism.

Dangerous Minds | The original Theatre of the Absurd: ‘Ubu Roi,’ a lot like ‘The Forbidden Zone,’ only it’s weirder!

Samuel Beckett's 'Endgame' (1957). It was originally written in French (entitled Fin de partie), and is a one-act play with four characters, written in a style associated with the Theatre of the Absurd.


Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936), was an Italian dramatist, novelist, poet and short story writer. He was awarded the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature for his "bold and brilliant renovation of the drama and the stage". Pirandello's works include novels, hundreds of short stories, and about 40 plays, some of which are written in Sicilian. Pirandello's tragic farces are often seen as forerunners of the Theatre of the Absurd.


Butoh, Dance of the Dark Soul,It typically involves playful and grotesque imagery, taboo topics, extreme or absurd environments, and is traditionally performed in white body makeup with slow hyper-controlled motion, with or without an audience.


Eugène Ionesco by Irving Penn.Eugène Ionesco was a Romanian playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the Theatre of the Absurd.