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The Ubu Plays
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Grove Pr
Publication date June 1, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780802150103
ISBN-10 0802150101
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $15.95
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Alfred Jarry is regarded as one of the founders of modern avant-garde theatre— “Dada, Surrealism, Pataphysics, Theatre of Cruelty, the Absurd—all owe a debt to Jarry.” (Encore) This volume contains his three classic Ubu texts: Ubu Roi, Ubu Cocu and Ubu Enchaîné. Through the lucid translations of Connolly and Taylor, the reader comes to realize that the violent and loathsome Ubu is Jarry’s dark metaphor for man in the modern age. As Ubu himself said, “We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well.”


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from Bloomsbury Methuen Drama (October 1, 1993); titled "Ubu Plays: Ubu Rex / Ubu Cuckolded / Ubu Enchained / Writings on the Theatre"
9780413679901 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A re-issue of three plays that ushered in the great age of absurdist theatreThere was a riot at the first performance of Ubu Roi on 10 December 1896, when Firmin Gemier, playing Ubu, strode to the footlights and roared: "Merde!
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Reissue edition from Grove Pr (June 1, 1988)
9780802150103 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Alfred Jarry is regarded as one of the founders of modern avant-garde theatre— “Dada, Surrealism, Pataphysics, Theatre of Cruelty, the Absurd—all owe a debt to Jarry.

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