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The phone rings, but they hear only rhino trumpeting on the line. Daisy and Dudard iterate that acclimating oneself to the rhinos is the best solution, but Berenger resists.

Il rinoceronte by Eugène Ionesco (2 star ratings)

It was performed by Modern Theatre in Boston. To be honest, I was disappointed: At various points in the play, Jean shouts out such lines as “We need to go beyond moral standards! If you leave them alone, they just ignore you.

When I was reading it, I never felt any strong emotions- I never felt any fear, love, disgust, or the like. February Learn how and when to remove this template message.

After much contemplation he has a sip of brandy and goes back to bed. The play is often read as a response and criticism to the iil upsurge of Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War IIand explores the themes of conformity, culture, fascism, responsibility, logic, mass movements, mob mentalityphilosophy and morality.

In France during the occupation, the color green was indelibly associated with the Germans.

The setting was relocated to an American shopping mall. Suddenly, he snaps out of it and renews his vow to take on the rhinos. Published by Einaudi first published It happened to my friends. Romania had rinocerontte very large intelligentsia relative to its share of the population with 2. Ionesco also intended Rhinoceros as a satire of French behavior under the German occupation of Besides alluding to the German occupation, lines such as these also recall Ionesco’s youth in Romania in the s.

While it was an okay read, it shows historical importance and has literary merit, but I would not read again to recommend for a friend to read. Outer Critics Circle Award. Daisy convinces him to shrug off the guilt. E’il ritorno alla pantomima, ai valori didascalici e parodistici della pantomima e qui Ionesco – sembra impossibile – si incontra con Brecht’. You can’t say they are spiteful”. But after a recent reread this play remains very enjoyable, and that’s quite something.


Ionesco chose to stay in Romania to fight against the “rhinocerisation” of the intelligentsiadespite the fact that one by one his ronoceronte all become members of the Legion, or refused to talk him out of cowardice until the regime of General Ion Antonescu passed a law in that forbade all Jews defined in racial terms from participating in the arts in Romania in any way or form.

I really wanted to like this play, but it is not of Ionesco’s best. Emma rated it it was ok Aug 25, Ionesco satirized French Communist intellectuals with the character of Botard, who is clearly the most rinpceronte character in the play. During the Occupation, the French applied nicknames to the Germans that often used the word vertcalling the Germans haricots verts green beanssauterelles verts green locustsand race verte green race.

This adaptation is written by Dr. Ionesco’s father rinocwronte a Romanian ultra-nationalist of the Orthodox faith with few political scruples, who was willing to support whatever party was in power – while his mother was a French Protestant who came from a family of Sephardic Jews who had converted to Calvinism to better fit into French society.

He returns to the mirror, face-to-face with his fate and breaks down as he struggles to accept the place he has given himself. Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence. Afterwards, many of the French learned to accept the changes imposed by the German occupation, coming to the conclusion that Germany was Europe’s dominant power and the best that could be done was to submit and bow down before the might of the Reich.


Il Rinoceronte

Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence. I was simply reading because it was assigned.

The first half was good, the dispute as to what kind of rhinoceros it was Indian or African was very funny and the stiff upper lip refusal to believe what was actually happening was amusing too.

They attempt, albeit briefly, to have a normal life amongst the rhinoceroses. I got the play and the metaphor is very interesting but I feel the play is better to be studied rather than put on stage. He wakes up and is worried about his head, cough and the noises outside. The American scholar Anne Quinney argues that the play, while obviously not based on real events, was autobiographical, and reflected Ionesco’s own youth in Romania. The experience of the Occupation was a deeply psychologically disorienting one for the French as what was once familiar and safe become strange and threatening.

Rhinoceros (play) – Wikipedia

The character of the logician with his obsession with syllogisms and a world of pure reason divorced from emotion is a caricature of Cioran, a man who claimed that “logic” demanded that Romania have no Jews.

Maybe it was the version I saw, but this play bored me. They start to have lunch, but are interrupted by a crumbling wall outside.

In the increasing antisemitic atmosphere of Romania in the interwar period, being even partly ethnically Jewish was enough ionssco put Ionesco in danger. These horned beasts stir up quite a bit in the town, including what type they are, if they cause a problem, and eventually This page was last edited on 22 Decemberat Alexia rated it it was ok Aug 21, He was caught in a mechanism, he accepted everything, he became a Rhinoceros.