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The Bald Soprano

The Bald Soprano


by Eugene Ionesco

Analysis: Steaminess Rating

Exactly how steamy is this story?


The Bald Soprano is pretty tame on the whole steaminess front. The closest we get to a come-on is when Mr. Smith says to his wife, "Oh, my little ducky daddles, what a little spitfire you are! […] Come, let's put out the lights and go bye-byes" (76). Hmm, not very explicit. The Smiths don't even get to go "bye-byes," because the Martins show up before they get a chance (76). Oh, also we find out that Mary, the maid, and the Fire Chief are secret lovers. Of course, none of this lovin' takes place on stage. In the end, The Bald Soprano stays in solid PG range.

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