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You discovered a disease of the 20th century, which could be called after my famous play, rhinoceritis.

Il rinoceronte by Eugène Ionesco (2 star ratings)

The setting was relocated to an American shopping mall. The experience of the Occupation was a deeply psychologically disorienting one for the French as what was once familiar and safe become strange and threatening. When I was reading it, I never felt any strong emotions- I never felt any fear, love, disgust, rinoceronet the like. I really wanted to like this play, but it is not of Ionesco’s best.

One use lonesco “rhinocerisation” was by Israeli historian Jean Ancel to describe how Romanian intellectuals were subsumed by the appeal of the Legion of the Archangel Michael in particular and radical antisemitism in general in his book The History of the Holocaust In Romania. This adaptation is written by Dr.

The British historian Ian Ousby wrote:. Dudard soon turns into a rhino outside.

Want to Read saving…. Rhinoceros, Starring Zero Iil, “. Published by Einaudi first published The two friends begin to argue again, first about the iojesco of people actually turning into rhinos and then about the morality of the transformations. Regardless of whether the rhinoceros are African or Asian, the French characters comfortably assume their superiority to the rhinoceros; ironically the same people all become rhinoceroses themselves. In Ionesco’s “Rhinoceros”, a small French town is invaded by Rhinos!


Dudard leaves; he wants to experience the epidemic first-hand. Daisy convinces him to shrug einoceronte the guilt. Not original enough in message, not absurd enough to stress the dark humour I see referenced in other reviews.

Ousby wrote that by the end rrinoceronte summer of The Legion’s call to end the “Jewish colonization” of Romania by expelling all the Jews, whom the Legion claimed were all illegal immigrants from Poland, and confiscate their assets so that Christian Romanians could rise up to the middle class, was very attractive to many university students.

Despite being advised against it she joins her husband by jumping down the stairwell onto her husbands back off stage. Dalla Prefazione di Roberto De Monticelli The American scholar Anne Quinney argues that the play, while obviously not based on real events, was autobiographical, and reflected Ionesco’s own youth in Romania.

Il rinoceronte

The green skin of the rhinoceros recalled not only the green uniforms of the Iron Guard, but also the green uniforms of the Ordnungspolizei who enforced German power in France during the occupation.

In interwar Romania, the most virulent and violent antisemitic movement was the fascist Iron Guard founded in by Corneliu Zelea Codreanu. Ivan Kormendi rated it it was ok Dec 09, InIonesco wrote with disgust that the Iron Guard had created “a stupid and horrendously reactionary Romania”.

She comes to believe the rhinoceroses are in the right they are truly passionate. That’s why I left Romania. But when you’re involved yourself, when you suddenly find yourself up against brutal facts, you can’t help feeling directly concerned-the shock is too violent for you to stay detached.


A recurring claim of the Romanian radical right was that most Romanian Jews were illegal immigrants or had obtained Romanian citizenship fraudulently. To ask other readers questions about Il rinoceronteplease sign up.

The Israeli historian Jean Ancel states that the Romanian intelligentsia had a “schizophrenic attitude towards the West and its values,” yet considered the West, especially France, to be their role model.

Le Rinocerlnte 1 3 May 16, Berenger claims he will defend her. At the office, an argument has broken out between the sensitive and logical Dudard and the violent, temperamental Botard; Who does not believe a rhinoceros could actually appear in France despite all the claims by eyewitnesses.

Despite seeing the rhinoceroses with his own eyes, Botard convinces himself that rhinoceritis is all a gigantic capitalist plot, dismissing rhinoceritis as an “infamous plot” and “propaganda”.

One of the leading Romanian intellectuals in the s ionesc joined the Iron Guard was Emil Cioran who in published in Paris a rinnoceronte entitled Syllogismes d’amertume. I would rate this book 2 out of 5 stars. It happened to my friends. PaperbackCollezione di teatropages. Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play.

Views Read Edit View history. Notably, the more Jean rants about “natural laws” trumping all, the iil he transforms into a rhinoceros. The reference to “Turanian barbarians” was to both the Turks and the Magyars who both “Turanian” peoples from Asia.

Donc Socrate est un chat. It was performed by Modern Theatre in Boston.