The Lesson
    By Eugene Ionesco (Translated by Donald Watson)

    21:30, Mon 1st – Wed 3rd February 2016 at Pembroke New Cellars
    Lent Week 3

    The Professor is awaiting the arrival of a new pupil while the Professor's Maid/Manservant worries about hir health and warns them of a potentially perilous situation. While the lesson starts well, the pupil seemingly promising and bright, the Professor is incensed to discover that hir pupil cannot subtract. As the lesson progresses, the Professor becomes increasingly infuriated with what they consider the pupil's ignorance, while the pupil develops a toothache, becoming an all-around aching of the body.

    The result is a hilariously dark comedy with tragic consequences, its musings as to totalitarianism in education (Something many can, I am sure, sympathise with) politics, psychology, and sexuality are as fresh and fascinating today as they ever were.


    The Professor
    The Pupil
    The Maid

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