RHINOCEROS by Eugène Ionesco
"Rhinocéros" was written in Protected content Eugène Ionesco (born Eugen Ionescu, Protected content , a Romanian-French playwright who wrote mostly in French, and one of the foremost figures of the French avant-garde theatre.
Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco's plays depict the solitude and insignificance of human existence in a tangible way.
This play explores the themes of conformism, culture, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality.
Scathing metaphor of rising totalitarianisms, this play upsettingly resounds of the times we are living through nowadays... even in the EU.
Over the course of the play, the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered figure who is initially criticised in the play for his drinking, tardiness and slovenly lifestyle, and then later, for his increasing paranoia and obsession with the rhinoceroses. How to detect the metamorphosis ? How to resist ?
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