Chairs by Eugene Ionesco
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By Eugene Ionesco

The Chairs


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Translated by Martin Crimp See other recent books by Martin Crimp
Format: Paperback

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Chairs by Eugene Ionesco

Book Description

In a house on an island a very old couple pass their time with private games and half-remembered stories. With brilliant eccentricity, Ionesco's 'tragic farce' combines a comic portrait of human folly with a magical experiment in theatrical possibilities.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780571194513
ISBN-10: 0571194516
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 126mm x 6mm)
Pages: 80
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Eugene Ionesco

Stories 1, 2, 3, 4 by Eugene Ionesco Stories 1, 2, 3, 4, Hardback (February 2012)

Back in print for the first time since the 1970s, these illustrated stories by one of the twentieth century's great playwrights make ideal bedtime reading for young children. The "silly" stories, as Ionesco called them, are accompanied by nearly 100 full-color illustrations, painstakingly restored by the artist for this brand new edition.

Horovitz Plays by Eugene Ionesco Horovitz Plays, Paperback (August 2006)

Five classic plays from the prolific American playwright, including the longest ever running-off-Braodway hit play - Line.

Rhinoceros, The Chairs, The Lesson by Eugene Ionesco Rhinoceros, The Chairs, The Lesson, Paperback (August 2000)

A collection of three plays including "Rhinoceros", "The Chairs" , and "The Lesson".

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Author Biography - Eugene Ionesco

Martin Crimp was born in 1956. His plays include Three Attempted Acts (1985), Dealing with Clair (1988), Play with Repeats (1989), No One Sees the Video (1991), Getting Attention (1992), The Treatment (1993, winner of the John Whiting Award), Attempts on her Life (1997) and The Country (2000). He has translated or adapted work by Ionesco (The Chairs, 1997), Genet (The Maids, 1999) and Moliere (The Misanthrope, 1996).His work in the UK has been produced by the Orange Tree Theatre, the West Yorkshire Playhouse, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, the RSC, the Young Vic and the Royal Court, where he was writer-in-residence in 1997. In New York his work has been seen at the Public Theater and the Classic Stage Company, as well as on Broadway.

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