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,
• meaning "comedy of professional artists"
• Improvisational street theater
• Italy, 16th-18th centuries (but inspired work in other
nations as well, as in Molière in France in 17th cent.)
Scenarios performed on carts
How is Genre different from Style? - Style is mostly about form, and what devices are used to tell the story or get across artists' points How it's told - Genre is mostly about content, themes What is told Tragedy vs. Comedy Often hold a major less
Art of Theatre (THE U101)
Midterm: Things to know. (and be able to apply)
Conventions (of performance): Greek Shakespeare Mystery Cycle Beijing Opera Dramatic Structure: Aristotle's 6 elements (and how to apply them) Styles (their characteristics, i
Art of Theatre (THE U101) M/W/Th 9:15-10:20 AM, 150 Dodge Spring 2008
Jonathan Carr [email protected] Office: 185 Ryder (Inside 180) Office hours: M/W/Th 10:30-11:30 AM, or by appt. SYLLABUS
Course Description and Objectives This course is an introdu
The New Yorker October 8, 2007
Experimental Journey; Elizabeth LeCompte takes on Shakespeare.
BYLINE: Jane Kramer SECTION: FACT; Onward And Upward With The Arts; Pg. 48 Vol. 83 No. 30 LENGTH: 6687 words It was the top of the eighth on a drizzly nigh