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Ubu Roi
By Alfred Jarry, Beverly Keith (trans) and G. Legman (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Dover Pubns
Publication date January 13, 2003
Pages 73
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780486426877
ISBN-10 0486426874
Dimensions 0.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.20 lbs.
Original list price $3.50
Summaries and Reviews
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When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style. Spectators rioted during the premiere (and final) performance and unrelenting controversy over the play's meaning followed. The quality and stunning impact of the work, however, was never questioned.
Early drafts of the play were written by Jarry in his teens to ridicule one of his teachers. The farce was done in the form of stylized burlesque, satirizing the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent. Ubu — the cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque main character (the author's metaphor for modern man) — anticipated characteristics of the Dada movement. In the 1920s, Dadaists and Surrealists championed the play, recognizing Ubu Roi as the first absurdist drama.



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Paperback
Book cover for 9780486426877 Book cover for 9780811200721 Book cover for 9780985658434 Book cover for 9781480195677 Book cover for 9781518871443
 
from Createspace Independent Pub (November 1, 2015)
9781518871443 | details & prices | 102 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.23 in. | List price $10.95
About: Le père Ubu assassine le roi Venceslas de Pologne, et il prend le pouvoir ; il fait tuer les nobles « J’ai l’honneur de vous annoncer que pour enrichir le royaume je vais faire périr tous les Nobles et prendre leurs biens », puis ceux qui l’ont aidé à faire son coup d’État.
With Rob Melrose (other contributor) | from Small Pr Distribution (January 22, 2014)
9780985658434 | details & prices | 74 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Drama.
from Createspace Independent Pub (October 27, 2012)
9781480195677 | details & prices | 54 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.14 in. | List price $12.95
About: UBU ROI ou les Polonais par ALFRED JARRY
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With G. Legman (other contributor), Beverly Keith (other contributor) | from Dover Pubns (January 13, 2003)
9780486426877 | details & prices | 73 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $3.50
About: When it first opened in Paris in late 1896, Ubu Roi immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references and surrealist style.
With Barbara Wright (other contributor) | from New Directions (June 1, 1961)
9780811200721 | details & prices | 5.50 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $14.95
About: A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, Ubu Roi satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent.

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