The Chairs is a one-act play by Eugène Ionesco that was first published in 1952.


See a complete list of the characters in The Chairs and in-depth analysis of Old Man, Old Woman, and the Orator.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Chairs, from the major themes to motifs and symbols.


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Quick Quizzes

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Further Study

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