artaudmaratsade

artaudmaratsade - Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) "The Theater...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–4. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) “The Theater of Cruelty” Not causing pain, or sadist A violent, physical determination to shatter the false reality which, he said, lies like a shroud over our perceptions text was a tyrant over meaning, and advocated, instead, for a theatre made up of a unique language halfway-between thought and gesture
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
more Artaud "The Theatre of Cruelty has been created in order to restore to the theatre a passionate and convulsive conception of life, and it is in this sense of violent rigour and extreme condensation of scenic elements that the cruelty on which it is based must be understood." Wanted to Overwhelm with sensation and feeling Force the audience to confront themselves and their taboos
Background image of page 2
vs. Artaud Interrupts Overwhelms Complex, aimed eventually at the mind Wild, aimed at the gut and visceral Goal: to change the world Goal: to change the world Totally Different from Expressionism, etc. Includes other
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course THEU 101 taught by Professor Carr during the Spring '08 term at Northeastern.

Page1 / 7

artaudmaratsade - Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) "The Theater...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 4. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online