France. Symbolist Writer. Pataphysics. Ubu Roi.
DECEMBER 10 - Event - 1896 - – Alfred Jarry, the French father of Pataphysics philosophy and symbolist writer causes a riot in Paris with the premiere of his play, Ubu Roi. The play radically divided the audience of traditionalists and card carrying members of the avant garde who either cheered or jeered and exchanged sundry improprieties as they all beared witness to the birth of the Theatre of The Absurd.