Ubu Roi | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Curtis Perry

This literature criticism consists of approximately 30 pages of analysis & critique of Ubu Roi.
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Critical Essay by Curtis Perry

SOURCE: Perry, Curtis. “Vaulting Ambitions and Killing Machines: Shakespeare, Jarry, Ionesco, and the Senecan Absurd.” In Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital, edited by Donald Hedrick and Bryan Reynolds, pp. 85-106. New York: Palgrave, 2000.

In the following essay, Perry traces the echoes of Shakespeare's Macbeth in Jarry's surreal Ubu Roi, and then examines the ways in which both Macbeth and Ubu inform Eugène Ionesco's absurdist Macbett.

In an interview from 1966, Ionesco acknowledged Shakespeare's relevance to the theater of the absurd in such a way as to deny any more specific personal influence:

Didn't he say of the world that “it is a tale told by an idiot” and that everything is but “sound and fury”? He&#x...

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