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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... Cymbeline by William 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 ... 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 Journey ...
... 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 or Sartre ...
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“For me, it is as though at every moment the actual world had completely lost its actuality. As though there was nothing there; as though there were no foundations for anything or as though it escaped us. Only one thing, however, is vividly present: the constant tearing of the veil of appearances; the constant destruction of everything in construction. Nothing holds together, everything falls apart.”
—Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)