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-->'''Logician''': All cats die. Socrates is dead. [[InsaneTrollLogic Therefore, Socrates is a cat.]]


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''Rhinoceros'' is a 1959 [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play written by Creator/EugeneIonesco. It tells the story of one man, an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], a M. Berenger, who watches in horror as his friends suddenly start to become rhinoceroses. The play is symbolic of the upsurge of Fascism and Nazism that preceded the events of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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''Rhinoceros'' is a 1959 [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play written by Creator/EugeneIonesco. It tells the story of one man, an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], a alcoholic]] named M. Berenger, who watches in horror as his friends suddenly start to become rhinoceroses. The play is symbolic of the upsurge of Fascism and Nazism that preceded the events of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


* AdamAndEvePlot: Berenger proposes Daisy to rebuilt the human race with their children as they are the only human left. Daisy rejects the proposition and ends up joining the rhinoceroses.

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* AdamAndEvePlot: Berenger proposes Daisy to rebuilt rebuild the human race with their children as they are the only human humans left. Daisy rejects the proposition and ends up joining the rhinoceroses.



* TheInsomniac: Berenger in Act III, who is so scared of turning into a rhinoceros that he can't sleep at night and has to take barbituates to set himself straight.

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* TheInsomniac: Berenger in Act III, who is so scared of turning into a rhinoceros that he can't sleep at night and has to take barbituates barbiturates to set himself straight.



* OnlySaneMan: Berenger, who everyone seems to think is mad for not conforming. He does go into a SanitySlippage in the third act, but manages to reaffirm himself.

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* OnlySaneMan: Berenger, who everyone seems to think is mad for not conforming. He does go into a SanitySlippage in the third act, but manages to reaffirm himself.

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* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Daisy. Averted with Berenger.

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* AdamAndEvePlot: Berenger proposes Daisy to rebuilt the human race with their children as they are the only human left. Daisy rejects the proposition and ends up joining the rhinoceroses.


A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1974 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John", and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1974 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John", and Karen Black Creator/KarenBlack as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.Berenger.


A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A [[Film/{{Rhinoceros}} 1974 film]] was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John", and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A [[Film/{{Rhinoceros}} 1974 film]] film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John", and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.


* OnlySaneMan: Berenger, whom everyone seems to think is mad for not conforming. He does go into a SanitySlippage in the third act, but manages to reaffirm himself.

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* OnlySaneMan: Berenger, whom who everyone seems to think is mad for not conforming. He does go into a SanitySlippage in the third act, but manages to reaffirm himself.


A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1974 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A [[Film/{{Rhinoceros}} 1974 film film]] was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), "John", and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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* TheEeyore: Lethargic, apathetic, impassive Berenger, at least in the first act.


A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1969 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1969 1974 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.


* TranslationConvention: Productions of the show that are in any language but it's native French will retain Berenger's line about how's he's speaking French.

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* TranslationConvention: Productions of the show that are in any language but it's its native French will retain Berenger's line about how's how he's speaking French.


''Rhinoceros'' is a 1959 absurdist play written by Creator/EugeneIonesco. It tells the story of one man, an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], a M. Berenger, who watches in horror as his friends suddenly start to become rhinoceroses. The play is symbolic of the upsurge of Fascism and Nazism that preceded the events of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.

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''Rhinoceros'' is a 1959 absurdist [[{{Absurdism}} absurdist]] play written by Creator/EugeneIonesco. It tells the story of one man, an [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]], a M. Berenger, who watches in horror as his friends suddenly start to become rhinoceroses. The play is symbolic of the upsurge of Fascism and Nazism that preceded the events of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII.


A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Creator/ZeroMostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1969 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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A production was put on in 1961, starring Creator/EliWallach as Berenger, Wallach's wife Anne Jackson as Daisy, and Creator/ZeroMostel Zero Mostel as Berenger's friend Jean. A 1969 film was also released, with Creator/GeneWilder in the Berenger role as "Stanley", Mostel reprising the Jean role as "John" (a year after both had starred in ''Film/TheProducers'' together), and Karen Black as Daisy. A newer production in 2007 at the Royal Court Theatre starred Creator/BenedictCumberbatch as Berenger.

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