The Ubu Plays

Includes: Ubu Rex; Ubu Cuckolded; Ubu Enchained


Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802199058

Category: Drama

Page: 160

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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.”

The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance


Author: Paul Allain,Jen Harvie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317698207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

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What is theatre? What is performance? What connects them and how are they different? What events, people, practices and ideas have shaped theatre and performance in the twentieth and twenty-first century? The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance offers some answers to these big questions. It provides an analytical, informative and engaging introduction to important people, companies, events, concepts and practices that have defined the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies. This fully updated second edition contains three easy to use alphabetized sections including over 120 revised entries on topics and people ranging from performance artist Ron Athey, to directors Vsevold Meyerhold and Robert Wilson, megamusicals , postdramatic theatre and documentation. Each entry includes crucial historical and contextual information, extensive cross-referencing, detailed analysis and an annotated bibliography. The Routledge Companion to Theatre and Performance is a perfect reference guide for the keen student.

Reference Guide to World Literature: Authors


Author: Sara Pendergast,Tom Pendergast

Publisher: Detroit : St. James Press

ISBN: 9781558624917

Category: Literature

Page: 1730

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Online version of the 2-vol. work issued by St. James Press, 2003, in series St. James reference guides.

Politics and the American Television Comedy

A Critical Survey from I Love Lucy through South Park


Author: Doyle Greene

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476608296

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 275

View: 2115

This work examines the unique and ever-changing relationship between politics and comedy through an analysis of several popular American television programs. Focusing on close readings of the work of Ernie Kovacs, Soupy Sales, and Andy Kaufman, as well as Green Acres and The Gong Show, the author provides a unique glimpse at the often subversive nature of avant-garde television comedy. The crisis in American television during the political unrest of the late 1960s is also studied, as represented by individual analyses of The Monkees, The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, and All in the Family. The author also focuses on more contemporary American television, drawing a comparative analysis between the referential postmodernism of The Simpsons and the confrontational absurdity of South Park.

Complete Works

With an Introduction "Writing for the Theatre"


Author: Harold Pinter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394170510


Page: 247

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French Dramatists, 1789-1914


Author: Barbara T. Cooper

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 481

View: 9500

Essays on French dramatists writing during a period when Paris and the provinces saw thousands of dramatic works in a myriad of genres. These plays offered not only entertainment, but broached serious political and social issues as well, during a time of government censorship. Includes information on the various forms of theatrical entertainment, and the various types of playwriting, including melodrama, romantic drama, tragedies, comedies and realistic dramas.

Evita, First Lady

a biography of Eva Peron


Author: John Barnes

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 9780394170879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 199

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My Truth


Author: Indira Gandhi

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic


Category: India

Page: 200

View: 6141