Plays Directory : The Lesson

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Eugène Ionesco
  • Written
    1951
  • Setting
    France
  • Overview
    The play takes place in the office and dining room of a small French flat. The Professor is expecting a new Pupil. The third character is the professor's Maid, a stout, red-faced woman, who is always worrying about the Professor's "health". As the lesson progresses, the Professor grows more and more angry with (what he perceives as) the Pupil's ignorance, and the Pupil becomes more and more quiet and meek. At the climax of the play, the Pupil is murdered by the Professor, after a long bout of non-sequiturs (which are frequently used in Ionesco's plays). The play ends as a new pupil is greeted by the Maid. Common themes include language, knives, and mathematics.

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3 known characters

1 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Cas Hodges
Cas Hodges
Producer
2020, Co Producer
Eleanor Wilkinson
2019, The Student
London Metropolitan University
Chris McDonnell
Chris McDonnell
Lighting Designer
2018, Lighting Designer
The Hope Theatre
Rachael Ryan
Rachael Ryan
Set Designer
2018, Set & Costume Designer
The Hope Theatre
Joan Potter
Joan Potter
Actor
2018, The Maid
The Hope Theatre
Benjamin Alborough
2018, Producer
The Hope Theatre
Sheetal Kapoor
2018, The Pupil
The Hope Theatre
Elizabeth Benbow
Elizabeth Benbow
Director
2018, Assistant Director
The Hope Theatre
Samia Mahcer
Samia Mahcer
Actor
2017, The Maid
Corbett Theatre
Gabriella Leon
2017, The Pupil
Corbett Theatre
Emily Clayton
2016, Maid
Hongyuan Guo
Hongyuan Guo
Director
2015, Director and Set Designer
Drayton Arms
Simon Parker
Simon Parker
Director
2015, Director
Hollie Crisp
Hollie Crisp
Actor
2015, The Pupil
St James Theatre Studio
Ella Tressler
Ella Tressler
Set Designer
2014, Director/ Set Designer
Grove Studios
Meg Evans
Meg Evans
Actor
2012, Maid
Merrick Theatre Boston
Meg Evans
Meg Evans
Actor
2012, Maid
Merrick Theatre Boston
Rosie Jansen-Bowen
2012, The Student
Alison Sandford
2011, The Maid
Etcetera Theatre
Titus Adam
Titus Adam
Actor
2010, The Professor
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