Three pre-surrealist plays
OXFORD CLASSICS, 1997 - Drama - 212 pages
The landmark plays from the French theatre included in this edition embody the transition from the old to the modern in dramatic experimentation: precursors of surrealism, they are innovative, outrageous and highly enjoyable. Consisting of Maeterlinck's The Blind, Jarry's Ubu the King, and Apollinaire's The Mammaries of Tiresias, this edition provides new translations sensitive to crucial linguistic features such as rhyme and pun and contains the only editions of Maeterlinck and Apollinaire's plays in print. These three plays written between 1890 and 1917 surprised and shocked their first audiences and still continue to do so today.
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Note on the Translation
A Chronology of Maurice Maeterlinck
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Alfred Jarry Apollinaire audience baby bear BOLESLAS brains BUGGERLAS candle CAPTAIN BRUBBISH characters coming COTTISE crrrap dead leaves dear diat drama fe SCENE finances flowers FORTUNE-TELLER forward French friends GENERALLASKY gentlemen give GYRON hands hear hearoles horse hospice Hurrah HUSBAND invented Jarry's JOURNALIST kill King Wenceslas KIOSK LACOUF LADISLAS listen live Pere Ubu Long live Pere look Lord Ubu Madam madwoman Maurice Maeterlinck megaphone modern Monsieur never noble OLDEST BLIND WOMAN Ouch Paris Pere UBU Oh Phynances PILE Pillodin play playwright poems poet Poland POLICEMAN PRESTO priest QUEEN Rensky round Russians scared SECOND MAN BORN SIXTH BLIND soldier sound stage STANISLAS LECZINSKY surrealism tell theatre THERESE THIRD MAN BORN Tiresias trapdoor Tsar UBU Hey Ubu roi Ubu the King UBU Yes Ubu's voice wick widi wife women word Writes YOUNG BLIND GIRL YOUNG BUGGERLAS Zanzibar