National Ubu Roi Bake-Off collection
Scope and Contents
The National Ubu Roi Bake-Off Collection consists of thirty-six plays written during a grassroots event organized by the playwright Paula Vogel. The event took place on President’s Day, February 19, 2018.
Information about location and the affiliated event has been included where it was provided by the authors of the plays.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
The National Ubu Roi Bake-Off Collection is the physical property of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, consult the appropriate curator.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired by gift from various sources, 2018. For more information, consult the appropriate curator.
Organized alphabetically by playwright.
0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
Language of Materials
The National Ubu Roi Bake-Off Collection consists of thirty-six plays written during a grassroots event organized by the playwright Paula Vogel. The event took place on President's Day, February 19, 2018.
National Ubu Roi Bake-Off
The National Ubu Roi Bake-Off was a grassroots event organized by playwright Paula Vogel. A bake-off is a writing exercise that requires its participants to write a piece on an assigned theme with assigned elements within 48 hours. Participants then gather and stage readings of their pieces.
On President’s Day, February 19, 2018, playwrights and community members gathered for a bake-off inspired by Ubu Roi, a play by Alfred Jarry that opened and closed on December 10, 1896. Eighteen bake-offs were listed on Paula Vogel’s website at locations across the United States, with one bake-off in Canada; many more informal bake-off gatherings also occurred.
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This collection received a basic level of processing, including rehousing and minimal organization.
Information included in the Description of Papers note and Collection Contents section is drawn from information supplied with the collection and from an initial survey of the contents. Folder titles appearing in the contents list below are often based on those provided by the creator or previous custodian. Titles have not been verified against the contents of the folders in all cases. Otherwise, folder titles are supplied by staff during initial processing.
This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.
- Guide to the National Ubu Roi Bake-Off Collection
- by Kristen E. Muenz
- August 2018
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.
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