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Rhinoceros

"Its satirical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting."

New York Post

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy

The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger remains, unable to change his form and identity.

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REVIEWS:

"An allegory for our times."

 The New York Times

"Its satirical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting."

 New York Post

Premiere Production: Rhinoceros was produced at the Theatre Royal, Bristol, on the 5th September 1960.
  • Casting: 11M, 6F
  • Casting Attributes: Room for Extras

  • THE WAITRESS
    THE GROCER'S WIFE
    THE HOUSEWIFE
    BERENGER
    JEAN
    THE GROCER
    THE OLD GENTLEMAN
    THE LOGICAN
    THE CAFE PROPRIETOR
    DAISY
    DUDARD
    BOTARD
    MR. PAPILLION
    MRS. BOEUF
    A FIREMAN
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    The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger remains, unable to change his form and identity.

    Also available in Rhinoceros and Other Plays.

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