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The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano

by Eugene Ionesco

Analysis: Genre

Drama, Satire

Well, the play is definitely a drama, because, you know…it's a play, a piece of literature meant to be spoken by actors in front of a live audience. It is also often said to be a satire. It definitely skewers the middle classes of societies everywhere. Check out our section on the themes of "Society and Class" for more. Of course, The Bald Soprano satirizes some even bigger subjects. The play seems to be criticizing the emptiness of our everyday conversations and even language itself. It also questions popular concepts of reality and even the nature of human existence. For more on these ideas, check out our sections on the themes "Language and Communication" and "Philosophical Viewpoints: The Absurd."

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