Artaud on Theatre
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Artaud on Theatre by Antonin Artaud
Book DescriptionAll of Artaud's theatrical ideas collected in one volume Artaud's cherished dream was to found a new kind of theatre in France that would not be an artistic spectacle, but a communion between spectators and actors. This volume contains all of Artaud's key writings on theatre and cinema from 1921 to his death in 1948, together with a definitive commentary on the key texts of this 20th-century theatre visionary. Although his potent theories were never successfully realised during his own tortured lifetime, his revolutionary ideas have inspired the work of Genet, Arrabal, The Living Theatre, Grotowski, Brook and most experimental drama and performance work of the last decades. "Artaud was one of the most influential figures in European theatre , one of the great, daring mapmakers of the consciousness in extremis." (Susan Sontag) "For Artaud, the actor is the victim at the stake desperately signalling through the flames." Peter Brook
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780413737700
(216mm x 135mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Antonin Artaud
Theatre and Its Double, Paperback (February 2013)
A collection of essays that details the author's radical theories on drama, which he saw as being stifled by conservatism and lack of experimentation. It contains the famous manifestos of the 'Theatre of Cruelty', analyses the underlying impulses of performance, and provides some suggestions on a physical training method for actors and actresses.
Watchfiends and Rack Screams, Paperback (July 1999)
Originally published in French in volumes XI, XII, XIII, XIV, and XIV of the Oeuvres completed d'Antonin Artaud.
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"Artaud remains one of the significant and influential theorists of modern theatre."--Gerald Rabkin, Rutgers University
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