Drama. This important volume of "Collected Works" includes one of Artaud's most seminal texts, Theatre and Its Double, and his play The Cenci. Also included are appendices, copious notes and his essay "Seraphim's Theater". The Theatre and Its Double, published here in its entirety, remains one of the most radical texts on performance in print today. The lesser-known "Seraphim's Theater" outlines an actor's application of the Taoist principles of fullness and emptiness, and has provided inspiration to actors and directors in experimental and non-naturalistic areas of the theater. The Cenci remains a landmark in twentieth-century theater as an early production of the "theatre of cruelty".
About The Author:
About The Author:
An early associate of the surrealists, Antonin Artaud broke with them to form the "theater of cruelty" in 1932. His goal, set forth in his long essay The Theater and Its Double (1938), was to replace the contemporary theater, with its emphasis on psychology, by a theater of myth that would reintroduce the sacred into modern life. Experiments with drugs, coupled with a long history of psychiatric trouble, led to Artaud's commitment to a mental hospital for nine years. He remains a contemporary heir to the nineteenth-century antiestablishment poets and an inspiration to contemporary theoreticians of the theater.
|Book:||Collected Works Volume 3: Contains: Collected Scenarios; Film Writings; Interviews; Letters|
|Author:||Alastair Hamilton(Translator) Antonin Artaud Victor Corti(Translator)|
|Publisher:||Riverrun Press, Incorporated|
|Number of Pages:||255|
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