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|Abstract||‘A modern translation of the revolutionary play, first presented in 1896.’ (from poster). Part of “Theatre of the Absurd” – a season of French Absurdist works presented by the Marlowe Society.|
|Designer||Su Dance (set design)|
|Notes||Part of 1963 ‘Theatre of the Absurd’ season (see festival entry)|
|References||“Theatre” (1963) no.3.; Louise Thorne Collection, Rowden White Library|
|Reviews||Beatrice Faust, “The Season of the Absurd in Review”, “Theatre” (1963), no.4: “the director completely upstaged the cast” which were “self-conscious” and suffered from “lack of confidence and sloppy timing” which “provked a feeling in the audience that they were watching a pantomime produced by enfants terribles instead of a mature jest”. Nevertheless, “Bill Walker’s inventive and imaginative concern for detail showed a lively feeling for the play and a highly developed sense of theatre”; “The production showed a nice balance of respect for original text and calculated innovation. Music, for instance, was impeccable”. Also review in Farrago 17/6/63 p.5.|
|Cast||Harriet Polak (Mere Ubu), Rosalie Horner (Queen Rosamunde), Graham Blundell (Emperor Alexis), Graham Maskiell (Captain Bordure), Bruce Partridge (Bougrelas).|