Title

The Enigma of Comedy and Eugene Ionesco

Publication Year

1972

Keywords

French, comedy, Eugene Ionesco, playwriting, theatre

Disciplines

Dramatic Literature, Criticism and Theory | French and Francophone Language and Literature | Playwriting | Theatre and Performance Studies

Abstract

My introduction to Eugene Ionesco occurred when I was a junior in high school. I was called upon to audition for a role in his one-act play, The Bald Soprano. As I listened to other students audition, I became very confused, bewildered, and, I must admit, frightened. The dialogue made absolutely no sense to me. Being so disgusted with what I felt was a worthless venture, I left the audition, without even having tried to understand this new form of theatre. My reaction irritated me, and I became determined to conquer my fear. Thus, my study of Eugene Ionesco began.

Department 1 Awarding Honors Status

French

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