!!> Reading ➼ Macbett ➵ Author Eugène Ionesco – Turboville.co.uk

Macbett Macbett Had Its First American Production At The Acclaimed School Of Drama Of Yale University Mel Gussow, Drama Critic For The New York Times, Wrote Ionesco Has Written A Comedy Of Monarchy Viewed From The Perspective Of Today, He Sees MacbethAs A Grotesque Joke How Else Can You Explain Mass Murder The Message Is Deadly Serious And Even Moralistic Shakespeare And Ionesco Are Each Studying The Corruptive Effect Of Ambition But This Is, First Of All, A Very Funny Play History Is Full Of Tricks, Says Macbett And So Is Ionesco He Maliciously Undermines His Source And Its Traditions, Spoofing Shakespeare Along With Tragedy There Is Always An Extra Ghost Up Ionesco S Sleeve He Is A Grave Robber, Subverting Solemnity And Substituting Antic Wit And Dry Acerbity For All His Playfulness, Ionesco Is Very Much Concerned With The Nature Of Revolution As Macbett Says, Regretting His Life Man Doesn T Rule Events Events Rule Him Kings Rise And Are Toppled, And What Do Intentions Matter As Ionesco Sees It, All Rule Is Misrule, And, As For The Rabble, They Are Scheming And Hypocritical The Play Levitates With Humor, But It S Heart Is Pessimistic The Dialogue, Far Removed From Shakespeare, Is Colloquial And Deceptively Casual, Understanding The Enormity Of The Events As For The Collaboration Between Shakespeare And Ionesco, Just As Shakespeare Had His Holinshed S Chronicles, So Ionesco Has His Shakespeare Inspired By The Myth Of Macbeth, He Has Written A Comedy With Special Meaning For Today.


About the Author: Eugène Ionesco

Eug ne Ionesco, born Eugen Ionescu, was a Romanian playwright and dramatist one of the foremost playwrights of the Theatre of the Absurd Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco s plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence Excerpted from



10 thoughts on “Macbett

  1. says:

    Read Macbett immediately following Rosencrantz Guildenstern like night and day and a couple of weeks after re reading Macbeth It s so bitter some of the effects are very neat, like the large scale repetitions Never saw the play, however Also, this is a translation, so doubly removed from its true identity, you might s


  2. says:

    Recht interessante Neuinterpretation meines Lieblingsst ckes von William Shakespeare Leider teilweise nicht gerade zielf hrend und manche Intentionen Ionescos bleiben mir schleierhaft Auf jeden Fall ein St ck, ber das man ausreichend Redestoff hat, so man ihn denn braucht.


  3. says:

    Eugene Ionesco takes one of Shakespeare s darkest plays and turns it into a tragic farce He incorporates plenty of absurd humor changing most names by one letter Malcolm becomes Malcol , overtly writing Donalbain out of the story, having character duos state competing lines with increasing bravado and hyperbole that is mostly funny if


  4. says:

    1376 .CHOUBERT an investigation brought to a successful conclusion There s a riddle and it s solved in the final scene so and so Nicolas d Eu Nicholas II Long live the white race I should like a posthumous decoration I am a Victim of Duty .


  5. says:

    Really impressed by this one.I was expecting a conventional and easy to digest and appreciate retelling of the Shakespearean classic Maybe something based on the historical events and legacy of the title character Perhaps surrealism.Instead, this play is a brutal, yet elegant dance through the general themes of the Bard s play, ambition, violence, loya


  6. says:

    Although the cover blurb compares this to Stoppard s _Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead_, this is nowhere near as clever as that play However, there is some charm and some touches of the absurdist theater that Ionesco is famous for in this take on _Macbeth_ The cultural references to the Vietnam War and to May 1968 are interesting, the role of the witches in


  7. says:

    This is the first Ionesco play I ve read, but I m definitely excited to read Like Stoppard s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, this is a masterful Absurdist rethinking of a Shakespeare classic Stoppard does use direct quotation from Hamlet than Ionesco does from Macbeth On the other hand, Ionesco s play is really interested in the twisted machinations of power and


  8. says:

    A clever absurdist twist on the classical play, although the ending was a deus ex machina so random, rushed, and convoluted that it bordered on silliness Ionesco being Ionesco, it was probably the intended effect Very enjoyable.


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  10. says:

    Macbett was a pretty interesting interpretation of Macbeth I really enjoy Ionesco as a playwright.


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