Caligula and Three Other Plays

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 12, 1962 - Drama - 302 pages
18 Reviews
'One word to tell the reader what he will not find in this book. Although I have the most passionate attachment for the theater, I have the misfortune of liking only one kind of play, whether comic or tragic.

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User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

The character of Caligula distills existential nihilism into a single, intense, delta function of angst. If that's your thing this play will really speak to you; if not it might sound a little like ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

A lot of philosophizing and anguish. There were some moments that I found dramatically interesting, but in general I found the plays overwrought and uncompelling. Read full review

Contents

CALIGULA I
7
THE MISUNDERSTANDING
76
STATE OF SIEGE
135
Copyright

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About the author (1962)

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.

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