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Interpreting Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty

  • Amanda Di Ponio
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Part of the Avant-Gardes in Performance book series (AGP)

Abstract

Di Ponio interprets Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty and its proposed changes to traditional theatre. She traces Artaud ’s theatrical dissidence from his early experiments in the theatre with the Théâtre Alfred Jarry (1926–31) and the influence of three events which inspired Artaud; they form the foundation of some of the ideas presented in The Theatre and Its Double, which are articulated in a number of essays, including two manifestos, the contents of which are also examined in the chapter.

Keywords

Antonin Artaud Theatre of Cruelty Alfred Jarry The Theatre and Its Double Carnival 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Di Ponio
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  1. 1.Huron University CollegeLondonCanada

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