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Rhinoceros (discussion about the 1959 play by Eugène Ionesco)

  • Nov 17, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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Click 'Learn More' for a link to the recording on YouTube of a production of Rhinoceros played by the Baltimore Annex Theatre whose wording is very close to the contemporary translation of Ionesco's original that I've just received from Penguin/Amazon.  Rhinoceros by Ionesco belongs to the school of drama known as the Theatre of the Absurd.  The Absurd in these plays takes the form of human reaction to a meaningless world, or the individual being controlled by outside forces which are invisible and usually menacing.

Also, to amend my previous statement - it is actually very difficult to find a free copy of the play on the internet.  It may be necessary to borrow or buy :-( a copy.  YouTube does have a few performed recordings not necessarily the complete play, if anyone finds one they want to recommend, please give us a pointer.

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  • Michael

    Some interesting themes arose in this meeting, not just about Ionesco's play. Also interested in checking out the Stanford University Philosophy 101; and "Violence Workers" (University of Berkeley).

    November 17, 2013

  • Michael

    Looking forward to a good afternoon tomorrow in the Bridge House Cafe having read this interesting play through.

    November 16, 2013

  • Michael

    Yes - I had excellent advice!

    October 22, 2013

  • Patricia Moo Moo L.

    Quick decision !!

    October 21, 2013

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