Abstract: World War II destroyed the rational and moral foundations of human society which in
turn produced a prevalent sense of utter meaninglessness and instability of human existence. This title attempts to look into the various issues relating to the social, economic and metaphysical life in 1950s England, explored by the three dramatists Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and John Osborne. Their choice of themes such as the absurdist and existential issues and the prevailing socio-economic discontentment, as well as the structure, tone and language of the plays effectively comment on these concerns. Kitchen sink realism (or kitchen sink drama) is a term coined to describe a British cultural movement that developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in theatre, art, novels, film, and television plays, whose protagonists usually could be described as
"angry young men" who were disillusioned with modern society. It used a style of social realism, which depicted the domestic situations of working class Britons, living in cramped rented accommodation and spending their off-hours drinking in grimy pubs, to explore controversial social and political issues ranging from abortion to homelessness. The harsh, realistic style contrasted sharply with the escapism of the previous generation's so-called "well-made plays". Key Words: Absurdist, Existential, modern, Social Realism.