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University of Minnesota, Morris production of Ubu Rex by Alfred Jarry and directed by George Fosgate.

Synopsis: Ubu Rex, David Copelin's translation of the world's first absurdist play, Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi, unmasks the savagery just below the surface of "normal" human behavior. The play's premiere in Paris in 1896 caused a riot. Set in "Poland – that is to say, nowhere", the play satirizes governments, philosophies, Shakespeare, and the greed and vanity of ordinary human beings. It is also very funny.

Publication Date

2-1985

Keywords

Theater programs, Theater

Disciplines

Theatre and Performance Studies

Ubu Rex, February 27-28 & March 1-2, 1985

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