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Ubu Roi by Alfred Jarry 9780811200721 (Paperback, 1961). Alfred Jarry. Author:Alfred Jarry. Publication date:1961-01-17. Publisher:New Directions Publishing Corporation. 12.52mm (d). Isbn-13:9780811200721, 978-0811200721.
A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, the farce satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent. Championed as the first absurdist drama, "Ubu Roi "features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque.
Championed by Dadaists and Surrealists as the first absurdist drama, the play features a main character that is cruel, gluttonous, and grotesque ”the author's metaphor for modern man. This drama in five acts by Alfred Jarry is translated from the French by Barbara Wright, with two portraits of the author by L. Lantier and F. A. Cazals, and several drawings by Jarry and Pierre Bonnard, and 24 drawings by Franciszka Themerson, doodled on lithographic plates ”all followed by "The Song of the Dismembering," and concluding with two essays on the theatre by the same author and the same translator.
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F. A. Cazals, Franciszka Themerson, Pierre Bonnard
"What more is possible? After us, the Savage God."