Décryptez La Cantatrice chauve d’Eugène Ionesco avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de La Cantatrice chauve, la célèbre pièce. Eugene Ionesco, or, in Romanian, Eugen Ionescu is one of the most famous Romanian playwrights. However there is some controversy over. Eugène Ionesco: La Cantatrice chauve. Directing: Viktor Kollár Stage design: Ján Zavarský Costumes: Zuzana Hudeková Opening night: 17th June

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Ionesco told Claude Bonnefoy in an interview, “I wanted to give a meaning to the play by having it begin all over again with two characters. The script is charged with non sequiturs that give the impression that the characters are not even listening to each other in their frantic efforts to make their own voices heard.

After entering the room, the Martins realize that they have met each other before. Smith reciting the events of the night with Mr. The Smiths then push her out of the room as euegne Fire Chief excuses himself. Newer Post Older Post Home.

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Just before the next student arrives, the Professor and Marie get rid of the body, which we learn is the 40th in a week.

Impressed by the lonesco of the dialogues, often very sober and strange, he decided to write an absurd play named L’anglais sans peine “English without toil”. With a record number of interpretations, it has become one of the most performed plays in France. They are surprised to find that they are both from the city of Manchester, that they both took the same train to London, that they both traveled third class, that they both reside at No.


Madame Boeuf, who has come to excuse her husband for being unable to come to work, discovers that the attacking rhinocero is in fact Monsieur Boeuf.

Hold, Rinehart and Winston, However, no one is able to communicate and none of their issues are resolved. The idea for the play came to Ionesco while he was trying to learn English with the Assimil method.

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Eugène Ionesco : La Cantatrice chauve

The play then shifts back to reality and they realize that Bobby has been dead for four years. Then the Martins and the Smiths recite nonsensical truisms. Like many plays in the theatre of the absurd genre, the underlying theme of The Bald Soprano is not immediately apparent. However, it soon becomes evident that the rhinoceros is real, as it destroys the bottom of the office stairs, effectively imprisoning them until the fire brigade can rescue them.

At one point, Mrs. The Bald Soprano appears to have been written as a continuous loop. The final scene contains stage instructions to start the performance over from the very beginning, with the Martin couple substituted for the Smith couple and vice versa.


When the Smiths return, the conversation between the two couples becomes a trading of meaningless and rather mindless facts, with a number of mock exclamatory words of surprise for the most banal details, as if, again, Ionesco is parodying these bourgeois types.

Suddenly they flash back to when he was alive and engaged to a woman who was also called Bobby Cantxtrice. In this way the chwuve becomes a new beginning but, since there are two camtatrice in the play, it begins the first time with the Smiths and the second time with the Martins, to suggest the interchangeable nature of the characters: The play opens on Mrs. As they argue the lights fade; when they rise again, the Martins are in the Smiths’ living room, repeating the same lines with which the Smiths opened the play.

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I won’t follow you, I don’t understand you. We’ve eaten soup, fish, potatoes in pig chakve, English salad. The conversation — and the peace of the day — are scattered by the appearance of one of two rhinoceroses: University of Michigan Press,