“The Bald Singer” is the first play by Eugène Ionesco, written in 1948. The inspiration for the playwright came from the English language book “English Without Toil” by Alphonse Chérel. He was so shaken by the content of the dialogues in this book—completely rational and at the same time strangely bizarre.
The work disregards the psychology of the characters, and any dialogues are seemingly arbitrary. Characters don’t even listen to each other, yet they go to great lengths to be heard.