Eugene Ionesco (1909-1994) wrote more than twenty plays, as well as many stories, memoirs, and theoretical essays, and was elected a member of the French Academy. Rhinoceros and The Leader are literary landmarks. Tina Howe's best-known plays include Museum, The Art of Dining, Painting Churches, Coastal Disturbances, and Pride's Crossing. She has been awarded an Obie, a New York Drama Circle Critics' Award, as well as a Tony nomination, and has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Award.
Reviews - What do customers think about Les Chaises: Farce Tragique Suivi De L'Impromptu De L'Alma Ou Le Cameleon Du Berger (Folio)?
More People Should Read Ionesco Nov 30, 2004
These are two of his greatest works. The minimalist appeal of "Les Chaises" only accentuates the tragic narrative of age and lost youth. Any couple that has been married for a long time can relate to "L'Impromptu de L'Alma".
While these are two of his more interesting works, they do not approach the level of social commentary of Les Rhinoceros or the sadness of dodage and ego in Le Roi se Meurt. I just wish that the anglophone world was more familiar with this giant of French theatre, one, I would say, is the greatest French dramatist since Moliere.