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Brulotte gives Jacques both a goofiness that relates him to his family and the suppressed soymission of an individual who knows he is being crushed. Jan 11, Julian Munds rated it did not like it Shelves: Eminer rated it really liked it Jan 02, Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence. As Jacqueline, Simone Chartrand acts as if she were in a sitcom but, compared to the antics of the previous four, seems quite restrained.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Geoffrey rated it really liked it May 26, Livvy rated it liked it Aug 14, Lolita rated it really liked it Jun 16, Eric rated it really liked it Jun ionseco, The play shoots it’s wad early and then teeters on through images and chaos.


Dave Bonte rated it liked it Aug 19, Return to Book Page. Joanna rated it really liked it Jul 06, Mihai Platon rated it it was amazing Dec 19, This gives the actors nowhere to go and no room for nuance, and so becomes tedious very quickly. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This isn’t one of Ionesco’s best.

Elle rated it liked it Aug 17, When the can opens it reveals a room crammed full of enormous household appliances. To play them as clown shows actually undercuts their humour. We are thus visually prepared for a critique of capitalism and consumerism, but the direction never follows this up. His idea seems to be to make all of the characters except Jacques and his bride Roberte in clownishly exaggerated character types.

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Jacques ou La Soumission; L’avenir est dans les œufs by Eugène Ionesco

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It is reality that is seen as absurd, not artifice. The beginning is rich and infuriating in the right way, but as the play moves on the fierceness is left to aimlessness.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Her constant posturing and mugging seems a uacques attempt to draw the focus away from others and on to herself.

Lucie rated it really liked it Dec 18, Cristian Tomescu rated it did not like it Jun 28, The drive is lost in this one. Giampaolo Gabbi rated it liked it Oct 05, Austlune rated it liked it Dec 26, In the second play Jacques has to be taught how to mourn for his dead grandfather who seems unaware ionedco his condition and to do his duty to society by replacing that loss with children.

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Jul 14, Michael A. Why, in a play about the pressures to conform, give each of the characters such highly differentiated costumes?

Jacques is supposed to be struggling to assert his individuality against all the others characters, so why costume them as individuals. Ugo Phillips rated it it was ok May 16, Trivia About Jacques ou La Sou Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.