Eugène Ionesco | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by J. K. Newberry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Eugne Ionesco.
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Critical Essay by J. K. Newberry

SOURCE: “The Evolution of the Dramatic Technique of Eugène Ionesco,” in Nottingham French Studies, Vol. XIV, No. 1, May 1975, pp. 31-41.

In the following essay, Newberry examines the development of Ionesco’s dramatic technique, especially in La Cantatrice Chauve, Les Chaises, and Le Roi se meurt, all of which, the critic considers, share a common element: “the indivisible mixture of tragedy and comedy.”

It is now almost twenty-five years since Eugène Ionesco first made his appearance in the French theatre with his explosive play La Cantatrice Chauve of 1950. Since that date Ionesco has built up a considerable “œuvre” of both one-act and longer plays. From almost complete obscurity he has now become established as one of the major contributors to...

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