Rhinoceros Questions and Answers
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What critical acclaim did Rhinoceros receive?

The critical acclaim that Rhinoceros received include the two Tony awards it won for its original Broadway run in 1961. Its author, Eugene Inonesco, was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1964.

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Rhinoceros is a 1959 play written by the Romanian-French playwright Eugene Inonesco. An avant-garde absurdist drama, it begins with the sighting of a rhinoceros in a small French town. Though the characters are initially angry that a rhino would come in uninvited and destroy their town, they are soon seduced by its passion and singular attitude. One by one they all but one character turn into rhinos themselves.

For its original Broadway run in 1961, the play won two Tony...

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