Martin Julius Esslin (June 6, 1918–February 24, 2002) was a Hungarian-born English producer and script writer, journalist, adaptor and translator, critic, academic scholar and professor of drama best known for coining the term "Theatre of the Absurd" in his work of that name (1962). Events 1508 - Maximilian I Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friulia by Venetian forces; he is forced to sign a three-year Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland A radio producer oversees the making of a Radio show The producer may organize callers for talkback radio line up music organize show content etc A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends Literary adaptation is the adapting of a literary source (eg a Novel, Short story, Poem) to another Genre or medium, such Translation is the interpreting of the meaning of a text and the subsequent production of an equivalent text likewise called a " translation The word critic comes from the Greek el κριτικός ( el-Latn kritikós) "able to discern" which in turn derives from the word The Theatre of the Absurd ( French: Théâtre de l'Absurde) is a designation for particular plays written by a number of primarily European Playwrights Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Born Julius Pereszlenyi in Budapest, Esslin moved to Vienna with his family at a young age and attended school and university there. Budapest ( also /ˈbʊ-/) is the capital city of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary it serves as the country's principal Political, Vienna ( in Wien; see also other names) is the Capital of Austria, and is also one of the nine States of Austria. The University of Vienna (Universität Wien is a Public university located in Vienna, Austria. Of Jewish descent, he fled Austria in the wake of the Anschluss of 1938. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************ Austria (Österreich ( officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich The ( German: "link-up" also known as the, was the 1938 Annexation of Austria into Greater Germany by the Nazi Year 1938 ( MCMXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The theatre of the absurd strives to express its sense of the senselessness of the human condition and the inadequacy of the rational approach by the open abandonment of rational devices and discursive thought.
He was head of BBC Radio Drama 1963-77, having previously worked for the external European Service. After leaving the BBC he held senior academic posts at Florida State and Stanford Universities. Florida State University (commonly referred to as Florida State or FSU) is a public Research University located in Tallahassee Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in
He also adapted and translated many works from the original German, for example many plays of Wolfgang Bauer between 1967 and 1990. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages.