@shuttersparks Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros is an exceptional piece of writing and I recommend it highly to anyone who hasn’t read it.

“The "epidemic" of the rhinoceroses serves as a convenient allegory for the mass uprising of Nazism and fascism before and during World War II... Ionesco demonstrates… allegorically, turning a blind eye to fascism, as individual citizens and entire countries did in the 1930s—is as harmful as direct violence.”

#fascism #education


@fsinn @shuttersparks I remember reading “Rhinocerous” in high school and thinking “Nahhh… this is just too far-fetched.” Hooo boy…

@MPgh I read it then too, and (together with other works) fell forever in love with theatre of the absurd. @shuttersparks

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