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 ... of the absurd, claiming that Beckett and Ionesco better captured the meaninglessness of existence in their plays than in work by Camus or Sartre ...
... 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 ... Vincint Millay, by Kelly Easterling '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 ...
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“No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.”
—Eugène Ionesco (b. 1912)