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by Beverly Keith,G. Legman,Alfred Jarry

eBook Ubu Roi (Dover Thrift Editions) epub
  • ISBN: 0486426874
  • Author: Beverly Keith,G. Legman,Alfred Jarry
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Dramas & Plays
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; 1 edition (January 13, 2003)
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • ePUB size: 1703 kb
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Alfred Jarry (Author), Beverly Keith (Translator), G. Legman (Translator) & 0 more. you get what you pay for. I would recommend the Cyril Connelly/Simon Watson Taylor version in it's place.

Alfred Jarry (Author), Beverly Keith (Translator), G. ISBN-13: 978-0486426877.

Часто встречающиеся слова и выражения. Jarry is perhaps best known for the satirical and farcical play Ubu Roi (King Ubu), the first in a series of Ubu plays, published in 1896. Jarry died in 1907 in Paris. Библиографические данные.

Ubu Roi (Ubu the King or King Ubu) is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896

Ubu Roi (Ubu the King or King Ubu) is a play by Alfred Jarry. It was first performed in Paris at the Théâtre de l'Œuvre, causing a riotous response in the audience as it opened and closed on December 10, 1896. It is considered a wild, bizarre and comic play, significant for the way it overturns cultural rules, norms, and conventions.

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Ubu Roi, Alfred Jarry ; translated by Beverly Keith and G. Legman. II. Legman, G. (Gershon), 1917- III. Title.

Ubu Roi. By: Alfred Jarry. 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. Reprint of the Beverley Keith and G. Legman translation, 1953.

About this Item: Dover Publications, New York, 2003. Condition: Near Fine.

Alfred Jarry, translated by Beverly Keith and G Legman. Published by Dover Publications, New York (2003). ISBN 10: 0486426874 ISBN 13: 9780486426877. About this Item: Dover Publications, New York, 2003.

284,65 RUB. О товаре. Country of Publication United States. Publication Date 2003-01-31. Place of Publication New York.

by Alfred Jarry First published December 9th 1896. Gershon Legman (Translator). Author(s): Alfred Jarry. Beverly Keith (Translator). ISBN: 0486426874 (ISBN13: 9780486426877).

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.

Comments: (7)
Arar
I've been rereading some of the classics of absurdist theater -Georg Buchner's Woyzeck, Eugene Ionesco's The Bald Soprano and The Lesson, and this play, Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, Ubu the King. Reading Ubu again is like reading it new, so fresh and vivid its language and imagery is, so original a play it is, even now, 115 years after its first performance in Paris. A performance run that lasted two days, by the way -one night of dress rehearsal in front of an audience and one of full performance. The audiences at both performances were by all accounts unruly, and it's easy to see why when you read the play. Even by modern standards, it is unbelievably rude and deliberately offensive. But it is also extremely funny and, looking ahead to Dada and Artaud's Theatre of the Violent, definitely influential.

If there is a parallel to Jarry's scabrous play, it might be some of the musical works of Erik Satie, a contemporary of Jarry, who turned away from romantic ideals of composition to create musical fragments with whimsical titles -"Four Movements in the Shape of a Pear," "Sketches and Flirtations of an Overweight Bonhomme," "Flabby Preludes for a Dog." Both Jarry and Satie were early surrealists, but Jarry took the cake on offensiveness.

Oddly enough, that's one of the great pleasures of this play -its offensiveness, its deliberate and sustained air of vulgarity. Ubu is no play for the faint of heart. The playgoer who tolerate profanity because it is appropriate to the situation will find no excuse for profanity her, because Jarry uses it simply to epater le bourgeois (shock/cock a snook at the middle class). Thus, the repeated use of hardcore profanities that spot the pages of Ubu.

The center of the play is Ubu and the play tells of his run for the kingship of Poland. Why Poland? Because Poland didn't exist in Jarry's time. It hadn't for over a hundred years, ever since the respectable rulers of Europe had sliced and diced it into nonexistence in three successive partitions in the eighteenth century. Poland was Nowhere Land and thus fertile ground for Jarry's phantasmagoric imagination. And Ubu himself? He's vulgar -that's taken for granted--but also greedy, vain, cowardly, profane, no scabrous!, and treacherous. Let's see, have I left anything out? Oh, yes! He's also very very funny.

It took more than a generation before Ubu Roi gained champions. In the 1920s, the Dadaists and the Surrealists adopted it. In the 50s, it was resurrected again for presentation by Julian Beck's and Judith Malina's influential avant garde Living Theater. We saw Beck/Malina's theater in performance in the late sixties. The climax of the performance was an invitation to come on stage, where we were encouraged to take off our clothes and, if not that, pile onto a huge lump of other spectators so the cowards who had stayed in their seats in the theater could look at us. It was interesting how your perspective changed when you went on stage to play, not a character, but yourself, and yourself on display.

Ultimately, that's what theater like this was about: playing with language, meaning and values, and, behind that, exposing us to ourselves, in all our vulnerabilities and behind all our camouflages.
krot
Hilarious.
Grillador
The translation is bad. I wish I could speak french so I could more justly support this claim. I've watched plays and browsed through other translations and this one is just poor. The play is great though, and dover keeps their prices low, so I can't complain too much. The drawings are pleasant.
Sinredeemer
Loved this play! So funny and bizarre. Breaks barriers for its time and creates a lot of good discussion for class. Fast moving and easy to get through.
Xmatarryto
Not the greatest translation of Jarry's masterpiece.

As a Dover thrift edition, it is thrifty and cheap. . . you get what you pay for.

I would recommend the Cyril Connelly/Simon Watson Taylor version in it's place.
Pumpit
one more evidence that literature is able to predict the future but is uncapable of preventing it... Trump is Ubu.
ZloyGenii
A linguistic landmark.
Perhaps I just didn't understand it, but this was a rather strange play. I didn't really understand the point of all the escapades, and the jargon and spelling was so unfamiliar. Just strange.
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