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Exit the king by Eugène Ionesco
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Exit the king (original 1962; edition 1963)

by Eugène Ionesco

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Title:Exit the king
Authors:Eugène Ionesco
Info:New York, Grove Press [c1963]
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Le Roi se meurt by Eugène Ionesco (1962)

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I thought it was a little heavy-handed on the obvious symbolism at times, but nonetheless a really attractive and intriguing play. ( )
  391 | Jan 23, 2010 |
This a superb meditation on the reality of death seen through the eyes of the King, who stands for the ego. His two wives, the Guard, the Maid and finally the doctor are all aspects of the King's own psyche. Each 'character' guides the King through part of the journey into death.

The conclusion is crushing: when the Kng dies, the Universe ceases to exist. And yet, this pessimism is undercut by the King's own childishness. A bigger picture is implied, but never described.

This is a play which draws the viewer in. It uses wit and words to make beauty in a sombre and dark world. ( )
  TedWitham | Mar 16, 2008 |
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A Jacques Mauclair, à Geneviève et Maurice de Gandillac.
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Sa Majesté, le roi Bérenger 1er. Vive le Roi!
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