Ionesco - The Bald Soprano
Ionesco - The Bald Soprano anti-play, followed by an
unpublished scene. Translated by Donald M. Allen. typographical
interpretations by Massin and photographic interpretations by
Henry Cohen. Based on the Nicolas Bataille Paris production, with
the collaboration of the actors of the Theatre de la Huchette.
Grove Press, Inc. New York. c. 1956, 1965. Not paginated. 8.5"
x 11" Book near fine, dust jacket very good. Dust jacket
has tears and folds.
Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) established the theater of the
absurd when, while learning English, he was struck by the meaningless
platitudes used as lessons in his textbook. His revolution in
drama revolved around the themes of self-estrangement and the
absence of meaningful communication. The employment of nonrepresentational
and surrealistic techniques provided him with a means to attack
blind conformity and totalitarianism. This volume is an outstanding
example of literary, graphic and photographic collaboration. It
calls upon the same surrealist images that are portrayed on stage.
Stage directions are interspersed with the bold black and white
images. (Stock number 003Ionesco) SOLD
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