Booboo Roi

Booboo Roi A Murdered Murderer Too Soon : Royalty in 19th Century Poland : (An Historical Tragedy, Set Forth as Plain Dramatic Reality a Step Out of Time)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Marvin Cohen writes of Booboo Roi, his playfully anti-theatrical adaptation of Alfred Jarrys Ubu Roi: In the 1970s or 1980s I read Barbara Wrights Ubu translation, which inspired me with its sheer royal barbarity of being brutal and decisive to any opposition: pure powerful selfishness. I wrote this play as a compensation for being poor, more than half deaf, and growing up in Brooklyn with poor parents. I envied my middle-class contemporaries privileges. I felt powerless and inferior to everyone. I had childishly daydreamed of having power over everyone, ruthlessly tyrannical, so I put myself in Ubu Rois Booboos shoes, and got imaginary literary revenge on the world.

Book information

ISBN: 9781952386091
Publisher: Sagging Meniscus Press
Imprint: Sagging Meniscus Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 812.54
DEWEY edition: 23/eng/20220201
Language: English
Number of pages: 94
Weight: 142g
Height: 210mm
Width: 150mm
Spine width: 6mm