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Alfred Jarry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1032  Monday, 15 April 2002

From:           Marcia Eppich-Harris <
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Date:           Friday, 12 Apr 2002 11:51:53 -0500
Subject:        Alfred Jarry

Hello friends,

Currently, I'm studying Absurdist theatre, and I ran across these lines
on the dedication page of Jarry's _Ubu Roi_:

"Thereatte Lord Ubu shooke his peare-head, whence he is by the Englysshe
yclept Shakespeare, and you have from him under thatte name many goodlie
tragedies in his own hande."

Could the second part of this, starting with "you have from him", be
found in the Folios? I have quickly browsed my own First Folio
Facsimile, but if it's there, I've missed it. Any ideas? Of course, it
could be that Jarry just made up the whole thing (by the way, I think
the joke is hilarious), but if it alludes to something actually written
about Shakespeare, this would be good to know.

Thanks so much for your help.
Marcia

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