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The Bald Soprano

Eugene Ionesco’s inspiration for "The Bald Soprano," his first play, was an English primer, a book used to help learn the English language. Its simple, everyday sentences were incorporated into the...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2009, 8:07 am (UTC)

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The Bald Soprano

The dialogue in The Bald Soprano provides powerful metaphors for this viewpoint. As the audience listens to non sequiturs, comical lapses in communal memory, and situations that do not follow any...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2020, 8:21 pm (UTC)

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The Bald Soprano

The beginning of this play establishes a (false) normalcy, a social norm from which the Absurd departs. The Smiths are a “typical” European couple, without guile, seemingly “at home” in a rational...

Latest answer posted June 20, 2012, 5:42 pm (UTC)

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The Bald Soprano

In the exchange between Mr. and Mrs. Martin, we learn that Mr. Martin is from Manchester, and that he left only five weeks ago. He now lives in London, Bromfield Street. We also learn that he is a...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2019, 1:34 pm (UTC)

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