Theatre of Silence



  • A theatrical movement of the 1920s, characterized by the useof long pauses in the dialogue to allow the audience to imagine theunstated meanings or emotions. The symbolist playwright Maurice Maeterlinckwas a founder of the genre, which the French call le Théâtrede l'Inexprimé. Jean-Jacques Bernard (1882 - 1972)contributed such works as The Sulky Fire (1926) and TheSpringtime of Others (1934).