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The Bald Soprano: & Other Plays
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This Absurdist masterpiece by the author of Rhinoceros "is explosively, liberatingly funny...a loony parody with a climax which is an orgy of non-sequiturs" (The Observer).Written in 1950, Eugene Ionesco's first play, The Bald Soprano, was a seminal work of Absurdist theatre. Today, it is celebrated around the world as a modern classic for its imagination and sui generis theatricality. A hilarious parody of English manners and a striking statement on the alienation of modern life, it was inspired by the strange dialogues Ionesco encountered in foreign language phrase books.Ionesco 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."

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Eugène Ionesco. (2015). The Bald Soprano: & Other Plays. Grove Atlantic.

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Eugène Ionesco. 2015. The Bald Soprano: & Other Plays. Grove Atlantic.

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Eugène Ionesco, The Bald Soprano: & Other Plays. Grove Atlantic, 2015.

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Eugène Ionesco. The Bald Soprano: & Other Plays. Grove Atlantic, 2015. Web.

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Ionesco 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."

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