The Ubu Plays: Includes: Ubu Rex; Ubu Cuckolded; Ubu Enchained
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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ACHRAS Alfred Jarry Aragon BOGGERLAS BOLESLAS CAPTAIN MACNURE chains Claude Terrasse CONSCIENCE CONVICTS CORNHOLER Corporal Cyril Connolly dead dear debraining door ELEUTHERIA Faustroll friends galleys GAOLER gentlemen give green candle GUARDS GUIGNOL GYRON HEADS Help honour Hornstrumpot Hurrah King of Poland King Wenceslas LADISLAS LASKI Long live look Lord Ubu M'Nure Madam Ubu marionettes Marquis of Grandair Master of Phynances MEMNON Mister Achras Mister Ubu nearoles never NOBLE Old Ubu PA UBU PALCONTENTS Pataphysics Pere Ubu phynance charger piss PISSALE PISSWEET Poles Polish polyhedra prison pschitt QUEEN REBONTIER Renski Russians SCENE FIVE SCENE FOUR SCENE SEVEN SCENE SIX SCENE THREE SCYTOTOMILLE SECOND FREE Simon Watson Taylor Sire slave SOLDIERS SOLIMAN strumpot sweet child TAILS Theatre there's THIRD FREE THREE FREE TSAR Ubu Cocu UBU ENCHAINED Ubu plays Ubu Roi Ubu's uncle version of Ubu VIZIER What's