• Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco

    Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco
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    ISBN: 9780802151100
    Title: Exit the King, Killer & Macbett: Three Plays by Eugene Ionesco
    Author: IONESCO EUGENE

    Exit the King is a highly stylized, ritualized death rite unfolding the final hours of the once-great king Berenger the First. As he dies, his kingdom also dies. His armies suffer defeat, the young emigrate, the seasons change overnight, and his kingdom s borders shrink to the outline of his throne. At last, as the curtain falls, the king himself dissolves into a gray mist. The Killer is a study of pure evil. Berenger, a conscientious citizen, finds himself in a radiantly beautiful city marred only by the presence of a killer. Berenger s determination to find the murderer in the face of official indifference and his final defeat at the hands of an impersonal, pitiless cruelty speak with the universality of Kafka s The Trial. Macbett, inspired by Shakespeare s play, is a grotesque joke . . . and] a very funny play. . . . Ionecso maliciously undermines sources and traditions, spoofing Shakespeare along with tragedy. Mel Gussow, The New York Times"

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