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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... Ionesco is often considered a writer of the Theatre of the Absurd ... This is a label originally 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 ... of the absurd, claiming that Beckett and Ionesco better captured the meaninglessness of existence in their plays than in work by Camus or Sartre ...
... Kleban (lyrics) Cymbeline by William Shakespeare The Bald Soprano and The Chairs by Eugène Ionesco Hannah and Martin by Kate Fodor 1990-1991 White. 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 ...
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“I believe that in the history of art and of thought there has always been at every living moment of culture a will to renewal. This is not the prerogative of the last decade only. All history is nothing but a succession of crisesMof rupture, repudiation and resistance.... When there is no crisis, there is stagnation, petrification and death. All thought, all art is aggressive.”
—Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)