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Martin Esslin

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Martin Esslin was born in Budapest and educated in Austria. He read Philosophy and English at Vienna University and graduated as a producer from the Reinhardt Seminar, the well-known dramatic academy. He left Austria in 1938 and in 1940 began working for the BBC as a producer, scriptwriter, and broadcaster. In 1963 he became Head of Radio Drama at the BBC, a position he held until his retirement in 1977. At his death in 2002 at the age of 83 he was Emeritus Professor of Drama at Stanford University.

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The Theatre of the Absurd

Written by Martin Esslin


Format: eBook, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $13.99

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The Theatre of the Absurd

Written by Martin Esslin


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.00

“Exciting and stimulating...a very useful reference work and a standard text book.” —Literary Review

In 1953, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot premiered at a tiny avant-garde theatre in Paris; within five years, it had been translated into more than twenty languages and seen by more than a million spectators. Its startling popularity... Read more >
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