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Examine the combination of theatrical styles and techniques Alfred Jarry uses in Ubu Roi and discuss to what purpose he uses them.  

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Ubu Roi was a play meant to comment on the political and social structures of its day.  Jarry achieved his commentary through a mixture of theatrical writing styles, and beginning with a style that preceded Jarry, Farce .  In Farce, events are comic to the extreme, with characters and coincidences exaggerated to a degree that almost seem cartoonish.  This exaggeration could produce a sort of shock effect on...

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