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The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano


by Eugene Ionesco

Mrs. Martin Timeline and Summary

  • Along with her husband, shows up late for his dinner engagement with the Smiths.
  • Can't remember who Mr. Martin is.
  • Figures out she traveled on the same train and same car as Mr. Martin.
  • Deduces that she lives on the same street and sleeps in the same bed.
  • Discovers that they both have a daughter named Alice with one read and one white eye.
  • Concludes that Mr. Martin must be her husband Donald.
  • Goes to sleep.
  • While she's asleep, Mary tells us that he's actually not who he thinks he is at all.
  • Wakes up and vows that she and Mr. Martin will never forget each other again.
  • Makes awkward conversation with the Smiths.
  • Announces that she saw a man tying his shoelace today.
  • Sides with Mrs. 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 Mrs. Smith.