Décryptez La Cantatrice chauve d’Eugène Ionesco avec l’analyse du ! Que faut-il retenir de La Cantatrice chauve, la célèbre pièce. Eugene Ionesco, or, in Romanian, Eugen Ionescu is one of the most famous Romanian playwrights. However there is some controversy over. Eugène Ionesco: La Cantatrice chauve. Directing: Viktor Kollár Stage design: Ján Zavarský Costumes: Zuzana Hudeková Opening night: 17th June

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We’ve eaten well tonight. As the fire chief turns to leave, he mentions “the bald soprano” in passing, which has a very unsettling effect on the others.

The Smiths then push her out of the room as the Fire Chief excuses himself. Later, Daisy joins the two men and informs them that Botard has become a rhinoceros, along with others she knows. Martin Mary, the maid The Fire Chief. That’s because we live near London and our name is Smith.

They discuss the death of someone they knew, Bobby Watson. But humorous too, of course: While they wait for something to happen they begin telling stories, none of which make sense. The children have drunk English water.

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Catatrice play opens on Mrs. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Posted by Dr Tony Shaw. As they fall into each others’ arms and fall asleep, the maid returns to explain that they aren’t who they say they are, and that she Mary is Sherlock Holmes.


In the end the characters leave him to die and he sits alone, while around him the doors, windows, and walls slowly disappear, as does the king himself. The final scene contains stage instructions to start the performance over from the very beginning, with the Martin couple substituted for the Smith couple and vice versa.

They come to the conclusion that they are husband and wife.

According to Ionesco, he had several possible endings in mind, including a climax in which the “author” or “manager” antagonizes the audience, and even a version in which the audience is shot with machine guns.

Therefore, they ionssco be husband and wife. Just before the next student arrives, the Professor and Marie get rid of the body, which we learn is the 40th in a week.

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The Smiths are a traditional couple from London who have invited another couple, the Martins, over for a visit. Smith reciting the events of the night with Mr. The play then shifts back to reality and they realize that Bobby has been dead for four years. However, he ultimately settled for a cheaper solution, the cycle. Finally, Mary enters and tells her own story, in which she reveals that she is the lover of the Fire Chief.

Another working title for the play was Il pleut des chiens et cantatrife chats “It’s raining cats and dogs”. However, it soon becomes evident that the rhinoceros is real, as it destroys the bottom of the office stairs, effectively imprisoning them until the fire brigade can rescue them.


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Allegedly she is going to name another relative cantagrice the same name, but being that they all have the same name and work in the same industry the Smiths have a difficult time figuring out who is who. However, this decision was only added in after the show’s hundredth performance, and it was originally the Smiths who restarted the show, in exactly the same manner as before.

But she is incapable of even the most basic substraction: The Bald Soprano appears to have been written as a continuous loop.

It holds the world record for the play that has been staged continuously in the same theatre for the longest time. Madame Boeuf, who has come cantatrce excuse her husband for being unable to come to work, discovers that the attacking rhinocero is in fact Monsieur Boeuf. It ends with the two couples shouting in unison “It’s not that way.

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I won’t follow you, I don’t understand you. Hold, Rinehart and Winston, When they fall asleep Mary informs us that Mr.

However, no one is able to communicate and none of their issues are resolved. Smith replies that “she always styles her hair the same way.