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Potty-talk in Parisian Plays
Art Journal (1993)
  • Elizabeth K. Mix, Butler University
Probes on the use of scatological references in theatrical productions at the end of the 19th century with focus on the plays `La Berline de l'emigre' by Henry Somm and `Ubu roi' by Alfred Jarry. Interpretation as comments upon the bourgeoisie and their position with the lower class; Manifestation of hatred of the bourgeoisie in the ideas and practices of the anarchists; Use of scatological dialogue; Excerpts.
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  • Nineteenth Century
Publication Date
Fall 1993
Citation Information
Elizabeth K. Mix. "Potty-talk in Parisian Plays" Art Journal Vol. 52 Iss. 3 (1993)
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