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Re: Alfred Jarry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1084  Saturday, 20 April 2002

From:           Markus Marti <
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Date:           Friday, 19 Apr 2002 17:10:57 +0100
Subject: 13.1032 Alfred Jarry
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1032 Alfred Jarry

>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.

The English text sounds good, but it is not Jarry's original, it seems.
My French edition  (Alfred Jarry, Tout Ubu. ed. Marice Saillet) has:
"Adonc le P

 

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