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Bald Prima Donna,The - Short Play

Bald Prima Donna,The

Eugene Ionesco, Donald Watson

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Short Play

3m, 3f

This is a hilariously maniacal assault on the banality of English suburbia. A family is discussed, every member of which is called Bobby Watson; a young couple is alarmed to find that they have been married for years.

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Short Play

60 minutes (1 hour)

Settings Of Play - The living room of the Smiths' house in a London suburb.

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Interior Set

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This is a hilariously maniacal assault on the banality of English suburbia. A family is discussed, every member of which is called Bobby Watson; a young couple is alarmed to find that they have been married for years. For such people, words can have no meaning. The play ends in a crescendo of non-sequiturs.


Produced at the Arts Theatre Club in London on November 6, 1956.
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3m, 3f

MR. SMITH
MRS. SMITH
MARY, THE MAID
MR. MARTIN
MRS. MARTIN
THE CAPTAIN OF THE FIRE BRIGADE
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Eugene Ionesco

Eugene Ionesco

(born Nov. 26, 1909, Slatina, Rom.died March 28, 1994, Paris, France) was a Romanian-born French playwright. He studied in Bucharest and Paris, where he lived from 1945. His first one-act antiplay, The Bald Soprano (1950), inspired a revolution in dramatic techniques and helped inaugurate the Theatre of the Absurd. He followed it with other one-act plays in which illogical events create an ... view full profile

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