The Lesson (Ionesco)

by  Eugene Ionesco, Donald M. Allen

Short Play, Comedy

An elderly professor and his young female student experience what must certainly be the most remarkable and bizarre lesson in the history of pedagogy. It ends with murder.

Published in The Bald Soprano and Other Plays.

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An elderly professor and his young female student experience what must certainly be the most remarkable and bizarre lesson in the history of pedagogy. It ends with murder.

Published in The Bald Soprano and Other Plays.

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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 ...

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Donald M. Allen

Donald M. Allen was an influential editor, publisher, and translator of contemporary American literature. He is perhaps best known for his project The New American Poetry 1945-1960, among the several important anthologies of contemporary American innovative writing he made available to th ...

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