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Arithmetic leads to Philology, and Philology leads to Crime…
When a timid professor takes on a new pupil, he steadily descends into destruction, control and manipulation.
The Lesson is a searching, alarming one-act play that looks at automatic power placed in the wrong hands. A twisted and haunting take on the education system, this is the teacher-pupil dynamic at its most gritty, gruelling and self-aware. Ionesco’s play is a darkly comedic take on the dangers of indoctrination and the depths of what it means to mould someone in your hands. No-one leaves this play unscathed.