The Chairs (1952) has been labelled a ‘tragic farce’ by its author, Eugène Ionesco. This photograph is from a production directed by Jacques Mauclair at the Studio of Champs-Elysees, Paris, in February 1956.
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- FRANCE - 1956: 'Chairs' of Eugene Ionesco (1912-1994 ). Production of Jacques Mauclair. Tsilla Chelton. Paris, Studio of Champs-Elysees, in February 1956.
- January 1956, Paris
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- Andrew Dickson
- Theatre practitioners and genres, 20th-century theatre, Capturing and creating the modern, European influence
Absurdist theatre responded to the destruction and anxieties of the 20th century by questioning the nature of reality and illusion. Andrew Dickson introduces some of the most important figures in the Theatre of the Absurd, including Eugène Ionesco, Martin Esslin and Samuel Beckett.