Obscure Recordings Of Avant-Garde Dramatic Works

Bertolt Brecht

I wonder if anyone reading this post has heard of UbuWeb? Recently a colleague alerted me to this fantastic not-for-profit organisation based in various cities in the US who run a website housing obscure avant-garde recordings. If you’re more than a little bit curious about hard-to-find theatrical resources like myself, you just might love UbuWeb.

Here is just a sampling of what you can find on UbuWeb:

  • Bertolt Brecht’s testimony, House Committee on Unamerican Activities (audio, 1947)
  • Bertolt Brecht’s The Life of Galileo (audio, 2007, National Theatre, David Hare adaptation)
  • Bertolt Brecht’s A Respectable Wedding (audio, 1982, BBC)
  • Bertolt Brecht’s The Threepenny Opera (audio, 2009, BBC)
  • Alfred Jarry’s Ubu Roi (video, 1969)
  • Eugene Ionesco’s the Bald Soprano (audio, 1960s)
  • Eugene  Ionesco’s The Lesson (audio, 1960s)
  • Footage of Antonin Artaud (video)
  • Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (audio, 1960) and other resources
  • The voice of Samuel Beckett (audio, 1959)
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