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 (ē′ə-nĕs′kō, yə-), Eugène 1909?-1994.
Romanian-born French dramatist whose plays The Bald Soprano (1950) and Rhinoceros (1959) are classics of the theater of the absurd.
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(ˌiːəˈnɛskəʊ; French jɔnɛsko)
(Biography) Eugène (øʒɛn). 1912–94, French dramatist, born in Romania; a leading exponent of the theatre of the absurd. His plays include The Bald Prima Donna (1950) and Rhinoceros (1960)
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(yəˈnɛs koʊ, ˌi əˈnɛs-)

Eugène, 1912–94, French playwright, born in Romania.
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Noun1.Ionesco - French dramatist (born in Romania) who was a leading exponent of the theater of the absurd (1912-1994)
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A Yves Navarre B Albert Camus C Eugene Ionesco D Charles Baudelaire 12.
Among their topics are literal and figurative uses of the picaro: graded salience in 17th-century picaresque narrations, the conceptualization of the world as stage in Colder n and Cervantes: Christian didacticism and its ironic rebuttal, the king as "maker" of theater: le ballet de la nuit and Louis XIV, theatrical metaphor and the discourse of history: Nikolai Karamzin, and the theater of the absurd and the absurdity of theater: the early plays of Beckett and Ionesco. (Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Dina Ionesco is the head of the Migration, Environment and Climate Change Division at the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM), which has been at the forefront of efforts to study the links between migration, the environment and climate.
Ionesco's emblematic work The Killing Game will be staged on May 28 by ETHAL.
She is Meyen Hiponia Quigley now and our recollection had something to do with 'chairs.' We both had the audacity to perform in Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs, a sample of that wondrous form called 'Theater of the Absurd' when we were young.
Recently, these have included EugAaAaAeA?ne Ionesco's Rhinoceros, Waiti for Godot, and Death of a Salesman.
A Eugene Ionesco B Louis XVI C Immanuel Kant D Rene Descartes 3.
Mohamed Cherchell a toujours ete influence par le dramaturge et ecrivain roumain Eugene Ionesco. Il partage sa vision dans l'experience theatrale.
CAST: Lukas Ionesco, Diane Rouxel, Theo Cholbi, Hugo Behar-Thinieres, Rayan Ben Yaiche, Adrien Binh Doan, Maxime Terin, Valentin Charles, Niseema, Dominique Frot, Philippe Rigot