The Leader

by  Derek Prouse, Eugene Ionesco

Short Play, Satire/Political Satire  /  4m, 2f

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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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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Derek Prouse

Derek Prouse

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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