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This answer does not get at the real changes to conventional theatre. First, Beckett uses a two-act structure rather than three acts, giving an entirely different project from a Scribean development. Second, he is dramatizing an entirely new idea: the absence of action. This is completely different from Aristotle's "imitation of an action.". Thirdly, his "characters" are free from psychological profile. Finally, the play is not "absurd"--it is "absurdist," an essential distinction. Cf., for example, Dada or Futurism.
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