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Leader, The - Short Play, Satire/Political Satire

Leader, The

Eugene Ionesco, Derek Prouse

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Short Play, Satire/Political Satire

4m, 2f

ISBN: 9780802130983

By Eugene Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
A satire on mass adulation of political leaders. We open with an announcement proclaiming the arrival of the leader, while th crowd cheers. Finally, the leader arrives, and all are startled to see that he has no head beneath his hat. But "what's he need a head for when he's not a genius!"

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Short Play

Satire/Political Satire

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A satire on mass adulation of political leaders. We open with an announcement proclaiming the arrival of the leader, while th crowd cheers. Finally, the leader arrives, and all are startled to see that he has no head beneath his hat. But "what's he need a head for when he's not a genius!"

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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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