The Bald Soprano And Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; the Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; the Chairs by Eugene IonescoThe Bald Soprano And Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; the Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; the Chairs by Eugene Ionesco

The Bald Soprano And Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; the Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; the Chairs

byEugene Ionesco

Paperback | January 22, 1994

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The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugene Ionesco (1909-94) did not write his first play, The Bald Soprano, until 1950. He went on to become an internationally renowned master of modern drama, famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow his work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound. As Ionesco has said, 'Theater is not literature. . . . It is simply what cannot be expressed by any other means.'
Eugene Ionesco, born in Romania in 1912, is known as the father of the theater of the absurd. He grew up in France and Romania, settling in France in 1939. His first play, The Bald Soprano, satirized the deadliness of life frozen in meaningless formalities. Some of his other important plays include The Lesson, The Chairs, Rhinoceros, a...
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Title:The Bald Soprano And Other Plays: The Bald Soprano; the Lesson; Jack, or the Submission; the ChairsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 8.24 × 5.52 × 0.45 inPublished:January 22, 1994Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802130798

ISBN - 13:9780802130792

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The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugene Ionesco did not write his first play, The Bald Soprano, until 1950. He went on to become an internationally renowned master of modern drama, famous for the comic proportions and bizarre effects that allow his work to be simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound.