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Why, in a play about the pressures to conform, give each of the characters such highly differentiated costumes? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Brulotte gives Jacques both a goofiness that relates him to his family and the suppressed anger of an individual who knows he is being crushed. Ugo Phillips rated it it was ok May 16, No trivia or quizzes yet. Geoffrey rated it really liked it May 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Jacques is supposed to be struggling to assert his individuality against all the others characters, so why costume them as individuals.

His idea seems to be to make ionesoc of the characters except Jacques and his bride Roberte in clownishly exaggerated character types. Trivia About Jacques ou La Sou Open Preview See a Problem?

This signalled that the concept of the production is severely flawed–not that Lessard has a clear concept in the first place.

Lucie rated it really liked ionesci Dec 18, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Eric rated it really liked it Jun 09, Livvy rated it liked it Aug 14, Austlune rated it liked it Dec 26, It is reality that is seen as absurd, not artifice. Refresh and try again. Julien Beaulieu rated it liked it Jan 02, Sofia Boca rated it it was ok Sep 15, The play shoots it’s wad early and then teeters on through images and chaos. When the can opens it reveals a room crammed full of enormous household appliances.


Dave Bonte rated it liked it Aug 19, Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict in a tangible way the solitude and insignificance of human existence.

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Giampaolo Gabbi rated it liked it Oct 05, This gives the actors soumjssion to go and no room for nuance, and so becomes tedious very quickly. Want to Read saving…. As Jacqueline, Simone Chartrand acts as if she were in soumiission sitcom but, compared to the antics of the previous four, seems quite restrained.

Eminer rated it really liked jafques Jan 02, Jul 14, Michael A. Return to Book Page. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I find three noses ugly enough To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Joanna rated it really liked it Jul 06, Cristian Tomescu rated it did not like it Jun 28, jacqus In the second play Jacques has to be taught how to mourn for his dead grandfather who seems unaware of his condition and to do his duty to society by replacing that loss with children.


We are thus visually prepared for a critique of capitalism and consumerism, but the direction never follows this up. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Lolita rated it really liked it Jun 16, To play them as clown shows actually undercuts their humour. Mihai Platon rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Lists with This Book. The drive is lost in this one.

Her constant posturing and mugging seems a shameless attempt to draw the focus away from others and on to herself. I am hereby disowning anyone who does not like hashed brown potatoes. This isn’t one of Ionesco’s best.

Mishka Tchelidze rated it it was amazing Oct 28, The beginning is rich and infuriating in the right way, but as the play moves on the fierceness is left to aimlessness. Owen Lucas rated it really liked it Jul 27, Jacques and his bride Roberte are meant to be completely different from all the others, and only in their scenes together has Lessard caught the right tone.

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