French drama


The Chairs ; The Lesson

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141184296

Category: French drama

Page: 217

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This volume contains English translations of three plays by Ionesco, one of the founding fathers of the theatre of the absurd. Tragic, farcical, alive and kicking, they can be read as a way to liberation.


The Chairs, The Lesson

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140181043

Category: Drama

Page: 217

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Eugene Ionesco

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438116411


Page: 150

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Eugene Ioneso's dramas still work in theaters thanks to what some critics call his primordial sense of the foundations of drama. This text examines some of his work, including The Bald Soprano, The Lesson, The Chair, and Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros and Other Plays

Includes: The Leader; The Future Is in Eggs; It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

Author: Eugene Ionesco

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190758

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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In Rhinoceros, as in his earlier plays, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety. A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the “movement” is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. Finally, only one man remains. “I’m the last man left, and I’m staying that way until the end. I’m not capitulating!” Rhinoceros is a commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion. It shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the “beauty” of brute force, natural energy, and mindlessness. Includes Rhinoceros, The Leader, The Future Is in Eggs or It Takes All Sorts to Make a World

The Bald Soprano

And, The Lesson

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802143181

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Often called the father of the Theater of the Absurd, Eugène Ionesco wrote groundbreaking plays that are simultaneously hilarious, tragic, and profound. Now his classic one acts The Bald Soprano and The Lesson are available in an exciting new translation by Pulitzer Prize-finalist Tina Howe, noted heir of Ionesco’s absurdist vision, acclaimed by Frank Rich as “one of the smartest playwrights we have.” In The Bald Soprano Ionesco throws together a cast of characters including the quintessential British middle-class family the Smiths, their guests the Martins, their maid Mary, and a fire chief determined to extinguish all fires — including their hearths. It’s an archetypical absurdist tale and Ionesco displays his profound take on the problems inherent in modern communication. The Lesson illustrates Ionesco’s comic genius, where insanity and farce collide as a professor becomes increasingly frustrated with his hapless student, and the student with his mad teacher.
Performing Arts

The New York Times Theater Reviews 1997-1998

Author: New York Times

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780815333418

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 508

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Reflections on Furniture Design

Author: Svein Gusrud

Publisher: Gold Word Publishing

ISBN: 1909379166

Category: Design

Page: 124

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Norway is a country in which design, particularly furniture design, enjoys a comfortable niche in everyday life. This book focuses on the unique aspects of Norwegian design and sets it against the backdrop of design worldwide. With succinct descriptions of examples and many illustrations in colour and in black-and-white, this book is a ready reference for anyone interested in designs that endure.
Performing Arts

British Realist Theatre

The New Wave in its Context 1956 - 1965

Author: Stephen Lacey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134899815

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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The British `New Wave' of dramatists, actors and directors in the late 1950s and 1960s created a defining moment in post-war theatre. British Realist Theatre is an accessible introduction to the New Wave, providing the historical and cultural background which is essential for a true understanding of this influential and dynamic era. Drawing upon contemporary sources as well as the plays themselves, Stephen Lacey considers the plays' influences, their impact and their critical receptions. The playwrights discussed include: * Edward Bond * John Osborne * Shelagh Delaney * Harold Pinter

How to Hold Your Breath

Author: Zinnie Harris

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571324932

Category: Drama

Page: 96

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Because we live in Europe. Because nothing really bad happens. The worst is a bit of an inconvenience. Perhaps not such a good mini break. But really in the grand scheme of life, not so bad. Starting with a seemingly innocent one night stand, this dark, witty and magical play by Zinnie Harris dives into our recent European history. An epic look at the true cost of principles and how we live now, How to Hold Your Breath premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in February 2015.

Nature, Ritual, and Society in Japan's Ryukyu Islands

Author: Arne Røkkum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134253648

Category: History

Page: 280

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Despite their small area, the southern islands of Japan can be seen as stepping stones towards a more nuanced view of cultural osmosis between Japan and the outside world. This book presents an ethnographic portrayal of the people of the Southern Ryukyu Islands and their world. In particular it explores the mind of the islanders, their relationship with the natural world, their social relationships, and the rituals which represent and give expression to these relationships. Based on extensive original research, including participant observation, the book allows the authentic voices of the Ryukyu Island worlds to speak for themselves as well as setting the work in the wider context of anthropology, Japanese Studies and Pacific Island studies.

The Bald Soprano and Other Plays

Author: Eugene Ionesco

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190766

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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The leading figure of absurdist theater and one of the great innovators of the modern stage, Eugène 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.”

The Bald Soprano, and Other Plays

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802130792

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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A collection of four plays by French playwright Eugène Ionesco.
Performing Arts

Reassessing the Theatre of the Absurd

Camus, Beckett, Ionesco, Genet, and Pinter

Author: M. Bennett

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230118828

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 179

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Fifty years after the publication of Martin Esslin's The Theatre of the Absurd , which suggests that 'absurd' plays purport the meaninglessness of life, this book uses the works of five major playwrights of the 1950s to provide a timely reassessment of one of the most important theatre 'movements' of the 20th century.
Juvenile Fiction

Lulu Is a Rhinoceros

Author: Jason Flom,Allison Flom

Publisher: Wicked Cow Studios LLC

ISBN: 9780692070987

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Everyone thinks Lulu is a bulldog. It's what she lookslike on the outside, so it must be what she is on the inside. But Luluknow she's not really a dog. Lulu is arhinoceros-that's what she sees when she looks in the mirror. When Luludecides to tell the world who she really is, it begins a wildadventure. About theAuthors JasonFlom * CEO of Lava Records and LavaMusic Publishing * Previously served asChairman and CEO at Atlantic Records, Virgin Records, and Capitol MusicGroup o Personallyresponsible for launching acts such as Kid Rock, Katy Perry, andLorde * Philanthropist o Foundingboard member of the InnocenceProject o Boardmember of § Families AgainstMandatory Minimums § The Legal ActionCenter § The Drug PolicyAlliance § The Anti-RecidivismCoalition § NYU Prison EducationProgram § VetPaw * Hostof the podcast WrongfulConviction * Has 46.2k followers onInstagram (@itsjasonflom) AllisonFlom * Writer, performer, and activistin NYC * Graduated from NYU Gallatin in2017 * Has been featured in twoproductions at HERE Arts Center * Her work engages issues ofsocial justice, equity and humanrights KeyElements/Themes * Self-Confidence * Acceptance * Individuality

Madness at the Theatre

Author: Femi Oyebode

Publisher: RCPsych Publications

ISBN: 9781908020420

Category: Medical

Page: 100

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Madness at the Theatre studies the theatrical representation of madness from the classical Greek period through to the 21st century.Professor Oyebode charts the portrayal of madness by the world's great playwrights across the centuries and argues that whereas acts of madness are described but unseen in Greek drama, Shakespeare brought these behaviours to centre stage. In the 19th and early 20th centuries aberrant behaviour was portrayed in domestic settings by Ibsen - theatrical madness became a family drama. Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill drew on their own families for their explorations of madness and addiction, which lent a freshness and authenticity to their characters. Pinter's masterful use of the ambiguity of language finds strong echoes in the psychiatric clinic. Soyinka approached the subject from a different perspective, emphasising the social context - the personal malady as reflection of a greater malaise in society. Finally, Sarah Kane, whose own mental illness shaped her work, created plays that were the physical embodiment of her inner world. This book deals with an aspect of drama that speaks to the fears, prejudices and insights of the audience. It makes explicit the rules and models governing the appropriation of madness as a metaphor within theatre. Readership: It will be essential reading for anyone interested in the language of drama, the depiction of mental illness, and in the wider place of madness as a concept within society.


A Play in Three Acts

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Conformity

Page: 135

View: 4380


Story number 3; for children over three years of age

Author: Eugène Ionesco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 31

View: 8293

Without ever leaving her parents' bed, Josette and her papa take a fantastic airplane ride to the moon and beyond.