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Print Play November 5, 1999
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Eugene Ionesco
Rhinoceros
1960

"Yesterday, just before lunch time, in the church square of our town, a cat was trampled to death by a pachyderm." At first, it's just a blurb in the Dead Cats column of the local paper. Then, before long, just about every person in town has turned into a rhinoceros. Everyone that is, but Berenger, who takes the whole thing kind of personally. Absurd? Yep. Through exaggeration, repetition, and comedy, Ionesco shows us the ridiculous side of the world in which we live.


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