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    Exit the King: The Killer ; and, Macbett : Three Plays (Ionesco, Eugene) (Paperback) By (author) Eugene Ionesco, By (author) Charles Marowitz, By (author) Donald Watson

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    DescriptionExit the King is a highly stylized, ritualized death rite unfolding the final hours of the once-great king Berenger the First. As he dies, his kingdom also dies. His armies suffer defeat, the young emigrate, the seasons change overnight, and his kingdom's borders shrink to the outline of his throne. At last, as the curtain falls, the king himself dissolves into a gray mist. The Killer is a study of pure evil. Berenger, a conscientious citizen, finds himself in a radiantly beautiful city marred only by the presence of a killer. Berenger's determination to find the murderer in the face of official indifference and his final defeat at the hands of an impersonal, pitiless cruelty speak with the universality of Kafka's The Trial. Macbett, inspired by Shakespeare's play, is "a grotesque joke . . . [and] a very funny play. . . . Ionecso maliciously undermines sources and traditions, spoofing Shakespeare along with tragedy."--Mel Gussow, The New York Times

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    Exit the King
    The Killer ; and, Macbett : Three Plays
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eugene Ionesco, By (author) Charles Marowitz, By (author) Donald Watson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 105
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802151100
    ISBN 10: 0802151108

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.2
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DD
    Ingram Subject Code: PY
    Libri: I-PY
    B&T General Subject: 630
    DC21: 842.914
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 842/.914, 842.914
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    LC classification: PQ2617.O6 A225 1985
    Thema V1.0: DD
    Edition statement
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Imprint name
    Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
    Publication date
    13 January 1994
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Marowitz is a celebrated theatre director, critic, and playwright. Watson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and professor emeritus of Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.