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Theatre of the Absurd The playwright Eugne Ionescos first play La Cantatrice Chauve translated into The Bald Soprano in 1956 is considered to have founded the movement known as the theatre of the absurd and Ionesco himself has often been labelled the father of absurdities This particular play which has upset all conventions habits and destroyed theatre itself has often been termed an anti-play because it attacked and ridiculed all conventions of drama the theatre logic language as well as life Eugne Ionesco constructed this play out of nonsensical sentences which are used to portray the irrelevance of the daily life led by the British bourgeois society who are deeply rooted in their meaningless lives All absurdist playwrights like Ionesco often ignored the logical structures of traditional dramatical theatre when writing their plays which explains why Ionescos The Bald Soprano unlike other usual and non-absurdist plays is basically about nothing The characters portrayed only capable of speaking in banal phrases and clichs are unable to communicate with each other Lacking deep emotion or feeling of any kind they often find themselves engaged in pointless chatter without ever really saying anything of much significance to one another A pertinent example of this is Mr Martins trivial story which everyone finds to be very interesting well today when I went shopping to buy some vegetables which are getting to be dearer and dearerhe was tying his shoelace which had come undone pg 21-22 Furthermore the play lacks structure the author does not provide the reader with a detailed setting of the play or a very deep insight into the characters or their historical background Therefore the reader knows little about the plays characters other than the fact that they are a middle class English family There are also no distinct character traits which enable the reader to distinguish between the various
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