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Jack, or The Submission (French: Jacques ou la soumission) is an absurdist play by Eugène Ionesco, the first of two about Jack and his family (the second being. Buy a cheap copy of Jacques ou La Soumission; L’avenir est book by Eugène Ionesco. Free shipping over $ Jacques Ou LA Soumission/L’Avenir Est Dans Les Oeufs by Eugene Ionesco, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Chris rated it liked it Jan 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Geoffrey doumission it really liked it May 26, Trivia About Jacques ou La Sou Eminer rated it really liked it Jan 02, To play them as clown shows actually undercuts their humour.

As Jacqueline, Simone Chartrand acts as if she were in a sitcom but, compared to uonesco antics of the previous four, seems quite restrained. Cristian Tomescu rated it did not like it Jun 28, Her constant posturing and mugging seems a shameless attempt to oi the focus away from others and on to herself.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jacques is supposed to be struggling to assert his individuality against all the others characters, so why costume them as individuals.

Jacques ou La Soumission; L’avenir est dans les œufs by Eugène Ionesco

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


Beyond ridiculing the most banal situations, Ionesco’s plays depict in a tangible way soumisslon solitude and insignificance of human existence. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jan 11, Julian Munds rated it did not like it Shelves: Owen Lucas rated it really liked it Jul 27, Why, in a play about the pressures to conform, give each of the characters such highly differentiated costumes?

Dave Bonte rated it liked it Aug 19, His idea seems to be to make all of the characters except Jacques and his bride Roberte in clownishly exaggerated character types.

The play shoots it’s wad early and then teeters on through images and chaos. Sofia Boca rated it it was ok Sep 15, Giampaolo Gabbi rated it liked it Oct 05, We are thus visually prepared for a critique of capitalism and consumerism, but the direction never follows this up.

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It is reality that is seen as absurd, not artifice. The beginning is rich and infuriating in the right way, but as the play moves on the fierceness is left to aimlessness.


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. No trivia or quizzes yet. Return to Book Page. Just a moment while we sign you in to pa Goodreads account.

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This gives the actors nowhere to go and no room for nuance, and so becomes tedious very quickly.

Jacques ou la soumission/L’avenir est dans les oeufs

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