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The Ubu plays

Author: Alfred Jarry; Simon Watson Taylor
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 1993.
Series: Methuen world classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : GermanView all editions and formats
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The famous trilogy of surrealistic plays satirizes the human thirst for power and domination through the epic rise and fall of Pa and Ma Ubu, as they become rulers of several European countries, get involved in wars and murder, and voluntarily become slaves.
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Genre/Form: Translations
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Jarry; Simon Watson Taylor
ISBN: 041367990X 9780413679901
OCLC Number: 29519345
Notes: Contents: Ubu rex (Ubu roi); translated by Cyril Connolly and Simon Watson Taylor.- Ubu cuckolded (Ubu cocu); translated by Cyril Connolly.- Ubu enchained (Ubu enchaîné); translated by Simon Watson Taylor.- Writings on the theatre.
Originally published: London : Methuen, 1968.
Translated from the French.
Description: xli, 132 pages ; 18 cm.
Contents: Ubu rex (Ubu roi); translated by Cyril Connolly and Simon Watson Taylor --
Ubu cuckolded (Ubu cocu); translated by Cyril Connolly --
Ubu enchained (Ubu enchaîné); translated by Simon Watson Taylor --
Writings on the theatre.
Series Title: Methuen world classics.
Responsibility: Alfred Jarry ; edited, with an introduction, by Simon Watson Taylor.

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Containing the texts of Alfred Jarry's three "Ubu" plays, this book also has biographical notes, an introduction by Simon Watson Taylor, and the text of Jarry's "Writings on the Theatre".  Read more...

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