The absurd man as actor is not content simply to observe and imagine lives different from his own; he insists on living them.
They derive from humankind’s quest to answer the big questions concerning the nature of the divine, the nature of reality, the human condition, higher powers and our relationship to those higher powers, they deal with the meaning of life.
Both the life of the actor and the lives of the characters he plays are fleeting.
Of all artists, an actor's fame has the shortest life span.
The actor is Camus's second example of a life consistent with his absurdist principles.
Humans are drawn to the theatre because of the different possibilities achievable in fiction.