Ubu Roi - Greta Streed Theater 110 Section 1 October 25,...

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Greta Streed Theater 110 Section 1 October 25, 2008 Ubu Roi Critique Most of Ubu Roi defied the conventions of normal theater. From the very start of the show as you’re being seated the show was unlike any I’ve ever been to. Normally you’re seated and the stage is empty and the curtain is down. In this show, not only was the curtain up and the actors exposed but there was no curtain at all. As you’re waiting for the show to start the actors are in character interacting with each other as well as with the audience by walking through the rows and stamping people with barcodes (I got stamped on the forehead). The actors stayed in character the whole time they were interacting and spoke with accents and as their character would from the show. Some actors were on bikes or roller skates for no apparent reason. Usually in plays the actors are on roller skates because it has something to do with their character but in this play random characters were on skates and no one explained why. The way the play was performed was also unique. It was interactive with the audience in the
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This note was uploaded on 07/27/2011 for the course THEA 311 taught by Professor Mazur during the Fall '10 term at CSU Chico.

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