Themes In Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Kalbo

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In this world where everyone seeks to be heard especially in an age of social media, words are exchanged mechanically; words are spoken for the sake of speaking. People talk about unimportant and pointless matters and treat them as one would the most important matters in the world. Idle talk is very prominent. For instance, many people spend a lot of time talking about gossips, money, social status, and other topics of conversation that ultimately lack depth, significance, and meaning. This idea that people 's priorities are placed incorrectly emerges as one of the main themes of Eugene Ionesco 's play “The Bald Soprano.” Beneath the chaotic, hilarious, and seemingly nonsensical staging of the one-act play “Ang Sopranong Kalbo,” directed by Dexter M. Santos, which is Rolando Tinio 's Filipino translation of Donald M. Allen 's English translation of Eugene Ionesco 's The Bald Soprano, the play effectively emphasizes the absurdity of people 's preoccupations. By lessening its focus on other themes of the original play such as time and reality, Santos presents a stronger, more intense absurdist play that questions the priorities of people. Although most of the lines in the adaptation are just translations of those of the original play, the minor changes in “Ang Sopranong Kalbo” contribute much in depicting the theme of the play. For instance, instead of leaving the room to change clothes as the Smiths have done, the Santoses (who are the Filipino versions of the Smiths)
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