The New Tenant

by  Donald Watson, Eugene Ionesco

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 1f

A new tenant moves into his house, and as in "The Chairs," so does the furniture. More and more furniture comes in. And still more. Finally there is a complete wall of furniture around the tenant, and when the last piece is crammed in, he is happily alone in his new room, and from the depths asks…

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A new tenant moves into his house, and as in "The Chairs," so does the furniture. More and more furniture comes in. And still more. Finally there is a complete wall of furniture around the tenant, and when the last piece is crammed in, he is happily alone in his new room, and from the depths asks someone to turn out the lights.

Published in Three Plays by Ionesco.

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Donald Watson

Donald Watson

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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