Who is eugène ionesco?

  • (noun): French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994).
    Synonyms: Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco

Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, ; 26 November 1909 – 28 March 1994) was a Romanian and French playwright and dramatist, and one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd. Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence.

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Theatre Intime - Seasons - Past Seasons
... Shakespeare The Bald Soprano and The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco Hannah and Martin by Kate Fodor 1990-1991 White Stones by Bill Boesky '88 Laundry and Bourbon by James McLure Talk Radio by Eric Bogosain Hurlyburly. 81 1968-1969 The Dumbwaiter by Harold Pinter The Lesson by Eugène Ionesco The Clouds by Aristophanes The Killer by Eugène Ionesco, Directed by Professor Frederic O'Brady The World of Carl Sandburg Long Day's ...
Eugène Ionesco - Ionesco The Author - Literary Context
... Ionesco is often considered a writer of the Theatre of the Absurd ... given to him by Martin Esslin in his book of the same name, placing Ionesco alongside such contemporary writers as Samuel Beckett, Jean Genet, and Arthur Adamov ... based on Albert Camus' concept of the absurd, claiming that Beckett and Ionesco better captured the meaninglessness of existence in their plays than in work by Camus ...

Famous quotes containing the word ionesco:

    The light of memory, or rather the light that memory lends to things, is the palest light of all.... I am not quite sure whether I am dreaming or remembering, whether I have lived my life or dreamed it. Just as dreams do, memory makes me profoundly aware of the unreality, the evanescence of the world, a fleeting image in the moving water.
    —Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)