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‘The Theatre and Its Double’ (1931–7)

Artaud on Theatre

Methuen Drama, 1989

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...‘The Theatre and Its Double’ (‘Le Théâtre et son double’) The Theatre and Its Double is not only Artaud’s most famous book, it is also one of those rare books that catches the spirit of a particular age and sums it up...

Epilogue

Joseph Anderton

Joseph Anderton is Assistant Professor in Drama and Performance at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is author of the chapter ‘Hooves! The Equine Presence in Beckett’ in Beckett and Animals (2013) and has reviewed for The Journal of Beckett Studies and The Journal of European Humour Research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Beckett’s Creatures : Art of Failure after the Holocaust

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2016

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...In a letter to Georges Duthuit dated 12 August 1948 Beckett apologizes for the ‘unbelievably silly letter’ he had sent previously in which he offers some near inscrutable thoughts on art, before noting that: ‘One must shout, murmur, exult...

Inspiration and Aspirations

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...In the oriental theatre, as in all oriental art, the guiding principle is a quest for unification. The artists forge this unity out of diverse elements; opposites clash and resolve themselves into a oneness, as occurs in life. The very...

In the Auditorium

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Artaud’s theories, which had only a limited currency in the 1930s, had become so voguish by the mid-1960s that critics often bandied them about, and professional theatre people tried to implement them without being aware of their source...

Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...In February 1925 Antonin Artaud addressed an open letter to the Director of the Comedie Française which began:Sir,You have infested the news long enough. Your brothel is too greedy. It is time the representatives of a dead art stopped...

On the Boards

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The remaining three of the five theatrical innovations by Artaud stimulated directors and actors of the 1960s into finding new opportunities to remake contemporary stage life. I would summarize these innovations as using the stage’s three...

The Breakaway

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...The writings of Artaud give a sympathetic reader the feeling that anything is possible in the theatre. Artaud had passionately committed his life to possibilities - that is, to what other people would consider impossibilities. His poet...

Redefinitions

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Artaud’s essay ‘The Theatre and the Plague’ amazingly proposes that one of the great scourges of mankind, the plague, in many ways resembles the theatre which, as an art, consists of some of mankind’s great acts of affirmation. He opens...

Theatre in the 1960s

Steve Nicholson

Dr Steve Nicholson is Director of Drama within the English Department at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Modern British Playwriting: The 1960s : Voices, Documents, New Interpretations

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2012

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...In the second half of the 1950s, British theatre had undergone a radical transformation. The infiltration of the ‘angry young men’ and the working class at the Royal Court; the anti-realistic absurdism of Beckett, Ionesco and (arguably...

Social Redeemer

Bermel Albert

Albert Bermel was Professor of Theatre at Lehman College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Chair of the Speech and Theatre Department at Lehman College. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013

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...Bernard Shaw prophetically said more than once that the theatre of the twentieth century would go in one of two directions: it would follow Richard Wagner’s example of drama with music toward a predominantly sensuous ‘total theatre...