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Ubu Roi : a directorial adventure Gladstone, Ryan


This thesis explores the process undertaken and the challenges encountered in staging Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi as part of the UBC Department of Theatre and Film’s season at the Frederic Wood Theatre, March 20 to April 5, 2014. As outlined in the following pages, I attempted to find a way to honor the controversy wrought by the original production in 1896 in a theatrical ecology where shocking an audience is extremely challenging. By drawing inspiration from Ubu’s Paris premiere and also from the plays origins in a collective schoolboy imagination, I created a framework within which we presented our interpretation of Jarry’s classic play.

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