Modern Classics Rhinoceros Chairs Lesson by Eugene IonescoModern Classics Rhinoceros Chairs Lesson by Eugene Ionesco

Modern Classics Rhinoceros Chairs Lesson

byEugene IonescoTranslated byDerek Prouse, Donald Watson

Paperback | August 29, 2000

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These three great plays by one of the founding fathers of the theatre of the absurd, are alive and kicking with tragedy and humour, bleakness and farce. In Rhinoceros we are shown the innate brutality of people as everyone, except for Berenger, turn into clumsy, unthinking rhinoceroses. The Chairs depicts the futile struggle of two old people to convey the meaning of life to the rest of humanity, while The Lesson is a chilling, but anarchically funny drama of verbal domination. In these three 'antiplays' dream, nonsense and fantasy combine to create an unsettling, bizarre view of society.
Eugène Ionesco's first one-act “antiplay,” The Bald Soprano, 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 atmosphere both comic and grotesque, including The Lesson. His most popular full-length play was Rhinocero...
Title:Modern Classics Rhinoceros Chairs LessonFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 29, 2000Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141184299

ISBN - 13:9780141184296


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic classics of modern theatre
Date published: 2018-01-11