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Published by Methuen Drama in London .
Written in English


  • Theater.,
  • Theater -- France.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Claude Schumacher.
ContributionsSchumacher, Claude.
LC ClassificationsPN2635
The Physical Object
Paginationxxx,210p.(8)p. of plates :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22431384M
ISBN 100413411001, 0413482901

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"Artaud, who withdrew from the theatre but remained essentially an actor, came nearest to dramatising when he could project his imagination into another man's experience No one has written more lucidly or illuminatingly about the way van Gogh used madness, art and suicide to cope with an insufferable situation."--Ronald Hayman, "EncounterCited by: Since its first publication in , The Theater and Its Double by the French artist and philosopher Antonin Artaud has continued to provoke, inspire, enrage, enliven, challenge, and goad any number of theatrical debates in its call for a "Theater of Cruelty." A trio of theatrical manifestos, the book is an aggressive attack on many of the most treasured beliefs of both theater and Western Cited by:   The Theatre of Cruelty is a concept in Antonin Artaud's book The Theatre and its Double. "Without an element of cruelty at the root of every spectacle, the theatre is not possible. In our present state of degeneration it is through the skin that metaphysics must be made to re-enter our minds" (Artaud, The Theatre and its Double). Composition and Publication History. The Theatre and its Double was originally published 1 February as part of Gallimard's Métamorpheses Collection in an edition limited to copies The books consists of Artaud's collected essays on theatre dating from the early thirties, many of which were published in Nouvelle Revue Française (NRF). Artaud was in "a near catatonic state in the.

Antonin Artaud, original name in full Antoine-Marie-Joseph Artaud, (born Sept. 4, , Marseille, France—died March 4, , Ivry-sur-Seine), French dramatist, poet, actor, and theoretician of the Surrealist movement who attempted to replace the “bourgeois” classical theatre with his “ theatre of cruelty,” a primitive ceremonial experience intended to liberate the human subconscious.   Artaud was born in Marseilles in and as a youth was passionately interested in the works of Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe and wrote poems and .   With Brecht and Meyerhold, Antonin Artaud was one of the great visionaries of twentieth-century theatre, best known perhaps for what he called the "Theatre of Cruelty." This revised and updated edition of Artaud on Theatre contains all of his key writings on theatre and cinema from to his death in , including new selections which have Author: Claude Schumacher. Considered among the most influential figures in the evolution of modern drama theory, Antonin Artaud associated himself with Surrealist writers, artists, and experimental theater groups in Paris during the s. When political differences resulted in his break from the Surrealists, he founded the Theatre Alfred Jarry with Roger Vitrac and Robert Aron.