Adrienne Kennedy's "Funnyhouse of a Negro" and the Importance of Absurdist Theater

Analyse the usage of absurdist elements in Adrienne Kennedy’s "Funnyhouse of a Negro" and how they functioned in the course of the play.

  • I would add for whoever picks this up to analyze the "importance" of the use of absurdist theatre in Funnyhouse rather than just "analyze" it. There is a very specific political reason African American theatre of this time, utilizes absurdism. Whoever writes this will likely need to provide background on absurdism, the Black Arts Movement and Kennedy's relationship with that movment. Also taking a look at Kennedy's other works provides insights into how she specifically uses it. Looking forward to reading this. I hope someone picks this up. – Christen Mandracchia 6 years ago

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