Monthly Archives: December 2013

Today in Theatre History: “MERDRE!” UBU BREAKS THE MOLD–December 10, 1896

On this very day in theatre history–December 10, 1896–23 year-old Alfred Jarry and his adolescent-minded buddies in Paris staged the world premiere of Ubu Roi–a deliberately shocking social farce meant to draw attention to the rise of aesthetic anarchy.   … Continue reading

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