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The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano


by Eugene Ionesco

Mr. Martin Timeline and Summary

  • Along with his wife, shows up late for his dinner engagement with the Smiths.
  • Can't remember who Mrs. Martin is.
  • Figures out he traveled on the same train and same car as Mrs. Martin.
  • Deduces that he lives on the same street and sleeps in the same bed.
  • Discovers that they both have a daughter named Alice with one red and one white eye.
  • Concludes that Mrs. Martin must be his wife Elizabeth.
  • Goes to sleep.
  • While he's asleep, Mary tells us that he's actually not who he thinks he is at all.
  • Wakes up and vows that he and Mrs. Martin will never forget each other again.
  • Makes awkward conversation with the Smiths.
  • Announces that he saw a man quietly reading the paper.
  • Sides with Mr. Smith in the great doorbell debate.
  • Listens to the Fire Chief's crazy stories.
  • Is affronted when Mary wants to tell a story.
  • Starts spouting crazy nonsense like everybody else at the end of the play.
  • Begins the play again in place of Mr. Smith.