Friday, July 24, 2015

Watch "Ubu Roi" live online

Four years ago, Amateur Reader hosted an Anything Ubu readalong, focusing on Alfred Jarry's plays. I just discovered that the UK theatre company Cheek by Jowl will be livestreaming a performance of Ubu Roi Sunday, 11am PDT. Click here to watch the performance. There's a handy countdown clock so you know exactly when it will start. More information can be found on their production page.

Check it out and let me know what you think!

Thanks to The Collected Works for publicizing this event.

Update (26 Jul 2015):
Well, that was different. The staging was extremely fun to watch. It starts off as a simple dinner party, then segues back and forth between dinner and the play. It was a challenge to watch, and I mean that in a good way. After the initial post I found this interview with actor Sylvain Levitte, which provides some more insight into the production. I highly recommend going to the Cheek by Jowl website, where the production will be available to view until August 2nd.

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