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Ubu Cocu


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Ubu Cuckolded
A 'pataphysical' extravaganza by Alfred Jarry
English version by Cyril Connolly
Music by John Beckett
with John Sharp, John Moffatt and Noël Howlett
Alfred Jarry, 1873-1907, poet, eccentric, bohemian who scandalised his contemporaries, is now regarded as one of the forerunners of modern drama. He is the creator of King Ubu, a monstrous image of the greed and cruelty of humanity. Ubu Cocu is the third and last of his cycle of Ubu plays. It came to light as late as 1945 and was published by Cyril Connolly in 'Horizon'.
Adapted for radio and produced by Martin Esslin
Second broadcast
Peter Pratt is appearing in "A Month in the Country" at the Cambridge Theatre, London


Author: Alfred Jarry
English version by: Cyril Connolly
Music by: John Beckett
Adapted for radio and produced by: Martin Esslin
Narrator: Preston Lockwood
Achras, breeder of polyhedra: Noël Howlett
Pa Ubu, sometime King of Poland: John Sharp
His Conscience: John Moffatt
Palcontent - Crapentake: Peter Pratt
Palcontent - Binanjitters: Brian Hewlett
Palcontent - Fourzears: Gordon Faith
Ma Ubu: Margaret Wolfit
Rebontier, a rentier: Ralph Truman
Scytotomille, cobbler: Ronald Baddiley
Memnon, Egyptian monument and scavenger: Geoffrey Matthews

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