Ubu Roi
Ubu Roi
Alfred Jarry

Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard, F. A. Cazals, L. Lantier, Franciszka Themerson
Translated by Barbara Wright


A stunning, controversial work that immediately outraged audiences with its scatological references during the 1896 premiere, Ubu Roi satirizes the tendency of the successful bourgeois to abuse his authority and become irresponsibly complacent.

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. More than 200 black-and-white line drawings

Title Ubu Roi
Author Alfred Jarry
Illustrated by Pierre Bonnard, F. A. Cazals, L. Lantier, Franciszka Themerson
Translated by Barbara Wright
Publisher New Directions
Dewey Classification 808
Title First Published 17 January 1961
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 186 p.
ISBN-10 0811200728
ISBN-13 9780811200721
Publication Date 17 January 1961
Main content page count 186
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.95
 


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