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Publisher : EXIT Press
ISBN : 0984396470
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Drama. Translated from the German and French by Rob Melrose. This collection brings together new translations of three classic modernist plays: WOYZECK by Georg Büchner; PELLÉAS AND MÉLISANDE by Maurice Maeterlinck; and UBU ROI by Alfred Jarry; with a foreword by Oskar Eustis of the Public Theater, an introduction by Paul Walsh of the Yale School of Drama, and an afterword by translator Rob Melrose.
"To bring these three plays together into a single volume is to embrace a heritage of modernist experiment, left us by young men in their 20s living in the 19th century. It is a heritage that redefined risk as it redefined theater and the purposes it serves."—Paul Walsh