Rhinoceros is a 1959 play from a study of post-war avant garde drama,
"The Theatre of the Absurd", where inhabitants of a small, provincial French town
turn into rhinoceroses. The play is often read as a response and criticism
to the sudden upsurge of Communism, Fascism, and Nazism
during the events preceding World War II, and explores
the themes of conformity, culture, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality.