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Rhinoceros - Full Length Play, Comedy

Rhinoceros

Eugene Ionesco, Derek Prouse

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Full Length Play, Comedy

11m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573614743

By Eugene Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
"An allegory for our times." - The New York Times

"Its satricical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting." - New York Post

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Full Length Play

Comedy

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The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger remains, unable to change his form and identity.

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"An allegory for our times." - The New York Times

"Its satricical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting." - New York Post

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11m, 6f

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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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