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

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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
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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
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Brecht 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.
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