My good friends at Black Scat Books are releasing Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais, translated from the French by Doug Skinner.
This long awaited collection of rare theatrical texts includes original translations—never before published in English—of ten monologues, three one-act plays, and twelve shorter dialogues, skits and burlesques drawn from Allais’s columns in such publications as Le Chat Noir and L’Hydropathe.
In addition to Doug Skinner’s fascinating notes on the texts, you’ll find an appendix of scarce photographs from the Paris production of “Le Pauvre Bougre et Le Bon Génie.”
Here’s a peek at the Playbill…
This unique collection of absurdist gems is proto-Dada at its most delicious!
Available in a trade paperback edition; 124 pp. Illustrated. $12.95
(Available at Amazon!)