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Creator / Eugène Ionesco

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Eugène Ionesco (November 26, 1909 - March 28, 1994) was a French-Romanian playwright.

His writing was mostly Absurdism, as well as strong social and political commentary.

Works by Ionesco with their own pages on this wiki:

Other works by Ionesco contain examples of:

  • Beyond the Impossible: In The Lesson, The Student nonchalantly mentions having memorized the answers to an infinite amount of multiplication questions, to explain how she can multiply ten-digit numbers when she doesn't know how to count past 17.
  • Bookends: The Lesson begins and ends with The Maid inviting in a new student.
  • Either/Or Title: Amédée, or How to Get Rid of It
  • Instant Illness: The Killing Game takes this to the extreme, centering around a town hit with a sudden epidemic of an unknown disease that causes previously-healthy people to drop dead in a matter of minutes.
  • Voodoo Shark: Played for Laughs in The Lesson. The Professor asks how The Student can multiply ten-digit numbers if she doesn't know how to count. The Student replies that she's memorized the answer to every possible multiplication question.