S.M. Azhar Alam's Gainda
An imaginary city in which first one person, then a few, then all; the logician, the unionist, the straw boss, the ordinary run of men and women turn into rhinoceroses except one feckless man.
Gainda/Rhinoceros is one of Eugene Ionesco’s first full-length plays, Rhinoceros demonstrates the playwright’s anxiety about the spread of inhuman totalitarian tendencies in society. How the skin of humans has turned hard and insensitive like that of a rhinoceros with all his compassions slowly killed. This absurdist drama depicts the struggle of one man to maintain his identity and integrity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the “beauty” of brute force and violence.
Directed by: S. M. Azhar Alam
Directed By S.M. Azhar Alam
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