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Re: Alfred Jarry
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1113  Tuesday, 23 April 2002

From:           Marcia Eppich-Harris <
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Date:           Monday, 22 Apr 2002 20:33:31 -0500
Subject: 13.1095 Re: Alfred Jarry
Comment:        Re: SHK 13.1095 Re: Alfred Jarry

> John Briggs writes:

>In which case the translation is rather good (who is it by?): to my
>untutored eye the original looks like a fine pastiche.  How
>sixteenth-century French was actually pronounced is another question!

My copy of the Ubu plays is translated by Cyril Connolly and Simon
Watson Taylor. I have read that Jarry must have had some knowledge
(however slight) of English to be able to write this at all -- in French
or English. Who knows whether or not he did?

Marcia

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