Act 1, Scene 1* The play opens with two characters, Ma and Pa Ubu, who are talking in a crude way. * They use idiosyncratic curse words and epithets. * Ma is yelling at Pa about his lack of ambition and telling him that she wants him to kill the king and his family so that he can be king. * Pa alternates between being violent verbally and being a total coward. * Eventually, he runs out. * Ma then talks to the audience alone. * She says that she thinks she has almost persuaded her husband to kill the king. * She also hopes that very soon she will be the queen of Poland.
Act 1, Scenes 2, 3, and 4* Ma is having a dinner party. * Pa makes bad jokes about how ugly Ma is and starts eating the party food without permission. * Ma gets angry that he is eating the food. * The first guests arrive along with Captain...
This section contains 1,778 words
(approx. 6 pages at 300 words per page)