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Eugène Ionesco (1909–1994)

In 1909, Eugen Ionescu was born in Slatina, Romania to a lawyer, Eugen Ionescu Sr. and a French lady by the name of Therese Zicard. In 1913 they moved to France, but in 1924 when his parents divorced, he returned with his father to Romania. He studied in Craiova and in 1929 he attended the University of Bucharest to study Literature and Philosophy... See full bio »


(age 84) in Paris, France

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Rhinoceros Writer
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 2007 La cantatrice chauve (TV Movie) (play)
 2006 Le roi se meurt (TV Movie) (play)
 2006 The Hard-Boiled Egg (Short)
 2001 Je rentre à la maison (play "Le roi se meurt")
 2000 Un siècle d'écrivains (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Ionesco en miettes (2000) ... (writer)
 1995 Bred vdvoyom (play)
  Le petit théâtre d'Antenne 2 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1984) (play "La jeune fille à marier" - 1 episode, 1978)
- Parlons français (1984) ... (play)
- La jeune fille à marier (1978) ... (play "La jeune fille à marier")
 1982 Amedée (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 O pezoporos tou aera (Short) (short story)
 1980 La cantatrice chauve (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 A Cantora Careca (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 Le roi se meurt (TV Movie) (play)
  Taller de comèdies (TV Series) (1 episode, 1976) (play - 1 episode, 1977)
- El quadre (1977) ... (play)
- La lliçó (1976)
 1976 Teatro Club (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes)
- Las sillas (1976) ... (play)
- Jacobo o la sumisión (1976) ... (play)
 1975 Amédée ou Comment s'en débarrasser (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Macbett (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Rhinoceros (play - as Eugene Ionesco)
 1973 Macbett (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 En forglemmelse (TV Short) (play)
 1973 To theatro ton neon (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- O Kainourgios Noikaris (1973) ... (play)
 1972 Celava pevacica (TV Movie) (writer)
 1972 Næsehornet (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 O Rei Está a Morrer (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 La vase (TV Movie)
 1970 Triumph des Todes oder Das große Massakerspiel (TV Movie) (play "Jeux de Massacre")
 1970 Kongen skal dø (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Privattimen (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Teatro catalán (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La cantant calba (1970)
 1970 Gran teatro universal (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Las sillas (1970)
 1969 Opfer der Pflicht (TV Movie) (play "Victimes au devoir")
 1969 Délire à deux (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Amédée (TV Movie) (written by)
 1968 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Amadeo (1968)
- El rey se muere (1968)
 1967 La jeune fille à marier (Short) (dialogue)
 1967 Delirio a due (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Delirium zu zweit auf unbegrenzte Zeit (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Den skallete sangerinne (TV Movie) (original play)
 1967 Auf der Lesebühne der Literarischen Illustrierten (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La Lacune (1967)
  New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode, 1966) (play: "Bedlam Galore for Two or More" - 1 episode, 1966)
- The Lesson (1966) ... (play)
- Eh, Joe?/Bedlam Galore for Two or More (1966) ... (play: "Bedlam Galore for Two or More")
 1966 Galski petao (TV Series) (novel - 2 episodes)
- Omaska (1966) ... (novel)
- Devojka za udaju (1966) ... (novel)
 1966 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- El rinoceronte (1966) ... (play)
 1966 The Present Stage (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Bald Prima Donna Part Two (1966) ... (writer: "The Bald Prima Donna")
- The Bald Prima Donna Part One (1966) ... (writer: "The Bald Prima Donna")
 1966 Den skaldede sangerinde (TV Movie) (play)
 1965 Der König stirbt (TV Movie) (play "Le roi se meurt")
 1964 Die Stühle (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Die Nashörner (Short) (play)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1963 Lektionen (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Kahden kiukku (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Playdate (TV Series) (play "Le Nouveau Locataire" - 1 episode)
- Trio (1963) ... (play "Le Nouveau Locataire")
 1962 Enetime (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Stolene (TV Movie) (based on play)
 1962 The Chairs (TV Movie) (play "Les Chaises")
 1962 Les sept péchés capitaux (segment "Colère, La")
 1962 Stolarna (TV Movie) (play "Les Chaises")
 1961 De rinoceros (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Die kahle Sängerin (TV Movie)
 1961 Die Unterrichtsstunde (TV Movie) (play: La Leçon)
 1961 Tuolit (TV Movie) (play "Les Chaises")
 1961 Die Nashörner (TV Movie) (play)
 1959 Monsieur Tête (Short) (text)
 1959 Den skalliga primadonnan (TV Movie)
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Other Works:

His play, "Rhinoceros," was performed in an English Stage Company production at the Royal Court Theatre in London, England with Laurence Olivier, Joan Plowright, Alan Webb, Michael Bates, Miles Malleson, and Peter Sallis in the cast. Orson Welles was director. See more »

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Personal Quote:

All theatre is absurd.


His play, "The Lesson," was awarded the 1990 Drama Logue Award for Outstanding Production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California. See more »

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