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The Bald Soprano Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

The only feature film in English adapted from an Ionesco play is Rhinoceros, which was released in 1974. An American Film Theatre production, it was directed by Tom O'Horgan and starred Karen Black, Zero Mostel, and Gene Wilder. Ionesco was one of the screenwriters. The stage play did not translate well into film, and most critics consider it a failure. It not currently available on video.

An audio tape of Rhinoceros, featuring the same leading actors as the film version, was released by Harper Audio on cassette in 1973. It is out of print, but used copies are sometimes available from such services as Amazon.com.

La Vase (The Slough), a film made at La Chapelle-Anthenaise in 1970, was written by Ionesco and features him in its single role. In 1971, the film played briefly at a Latin Quarter cinema in Paris, but it was poorly received. It is not currently available...

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