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Ivan Kormendi rated it it was ok Dec 09, I really wanted to like this play, but it is not of Ionesco’s best. 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.

Dudard expresses collaborationist feelings to the rhinoceros, saying: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Legion’s call to end the “Jewish colonization” of Romania by expelling all the Jews, whom the Legion claimed were all illegal immigrants from Poland, and confiscate their assets so that Christian Romanians could rise up to the middle class, was very attractive to many university students.

Cendre rated it it was ok Jun 15, Most notably, Botard is unable to accept the fact of rhinoceritis despite overwhelming evidence of its existence.

In the increasing antisemitic atmosphere of Romania in the interwar period, being even partly ethnically Jewish was enough to put Ionesco in danger.

They proceed to talk about Jeans transformation, rinocerinte whether or not it immunises you or turns you into a rhinotheir work, Mr.

I got the play and the metapho Maybe it was the version I saw, but this play bored me. Towards the end, it was only three or four of us who resisted.

InIonesco wrote with disgust that the Iron Guard had created “a stupid and horrendously reactionary Romania”. rinocerontw

Il Rinoceronte

Paul rated it it was ok Oct 31, 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. The play was included in Martin Esslin ‘s study of post-war avant-garde drama, The Theatre of the Absurdalthough scholars have also rejected this label as too interpretatively narrow.


Alone, he finds himself in the wrong and attempts to change into a rhinoceros. A further attack on Communism was provided by the character of the pipe-smoking intellectual Dudard.

He struggles and fails. We could organize debates with professors and writers and lawyers, blue-stockings and artists and people and ordinary men in the street as well-it would be very interesting ll instructive. For an example, Botard dismisses rhinoceritis as: To view it, click here. Romania had a very large intelligentsia relative to its ionesoc of the population with 2. Not original enough in message, not absurd enough to stress the dark humour I see referenced in other reviews.

Il rinoceronte by Eugène Ionesco (2 star ratings)

Retrieved 16 July It was originally coined by theatre critic Asher Nahor in his review of the play in Maybe it was the version I saw, but this play bored me. Papillon turning into a rhino and the Logician. Cuza claiming the Jews were a foreign and alien body in Romania that needed to be removed.

Quinney further argued that the Rhinoceros was an allegory of and attack on the Legion of the Archangel Michael has been ignored by literary scholars who have seen Ionesco only as a French playwright and neglected the fact that Ionesco saw himself as both Romanian and French. Daisy convinces him to shrug off the guilt. Quinney sums up the logician’s thinking as: The people there begin to discuss what has happened when another rhinoceros appears and crushes a woman’s cat.

The American scholar Anne Quinney argues that the play, while obviously not based on real events, was autobiographical, and rinoceornte Ionesco’s own youth in Romania. Regardless of whether the rhinoceros are African or Asian, the French characters comfortably assume their superiority to the rhinoceros; ironically the same people all become rhinoceroses themselves. Dalla Prefazione di Roberto De Ionedco L’absurde, c’es pas pour moi.


Ionesco stated in an interview that: You can’t say they are spiteful”.

Il rinoceronte

rnoceronte This section possibly contains original research. The play starts in the town square of a small provincial French village.

Daisy and Dudard iterate that acclimating oneself to the rhinos is the best solution, but Berenger resists. This tradition of seeing Romania as a bastion of Latinism threatened by enemies everywhere culminated in the s where the Iron Guard argued there were “natural laws” that determined Romania’s struggle for existence, which allowed the Legion to justify any act of violence no matter how amoral as necessary because of the rinocerote laws”.

Donc Socrate est un chat. I think I’ve never read something that weird before! The fire station has been sacked, and the firemen have turned into rhinos. Outer Critics Circle Award. Ik for telling us about the problem. The British historian Ian Ousby wrote:. Statements consisting only of original research should be removed. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The beginning of a mass movement is seen on stage. Ionesco also intended Rhinoceros as a satire of French behavior under the German occupation of Just like religion-the opiate of the people! Berenger laments Dudard’s demise, and Daisy reminds Berenger that they have no right to interfere in other’s lives. You are an Asiatic Mongol! The green skin of the rhinoceros recalled not only the green uniforms of the Iron Guard, but also ill green uniforms of the Ordnungspolizei who enforced German power rinocefonte France during the occupation.