Alfred Jarry: Absinthe, Bicycles and Merdre

‘Merdre’ – Pere Ubu, Ubu Roi And so Pere Ubu issued the very word that the finally threw the audience at the Theatre de l’Oeuvre into a frothing frenzy, during the 1896 staging of Alfred Jarry’s (1873-1907) infamous Ubu Roi. The Parisians didn’t take well to the absurd affront delivered upon them by the bold … Continue reading Alfred Jarry: Absinthe, Bicycles and Merdre