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Zinnie Harris talks about Eugène Ionesco’s Rhinoceros
The thing that is very special about that play is this sort of absurdist theatricality that is brought
Eugène Ionesco’s classic 1959 play Rhinoceros is an uproarious absurdist farce – and a chilling examination of conformism, nationalism, fascism and fundamentalism. It considers the countless ways in which humans are content to adapt themselves to new and horrifying circumstances, and give in to poisonous ideologies.
Watch the video below to hear leading Scottish playwright Zinnie Harris discuss her new version of the play, the collaboration with Murat Daltaban and DOT Theatre from Istanbul, and why this is a perfect moment to revisit Rhinoceros.
Photo: Rhinoceros Original photo Christopher Cotichelli, adapted by the Edinburgh International Festival