The Theater and Its Double

Author: Antonin Artaud

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802150301

Category: Drama

Page: 159

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A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, in which the French artist and philosopher attacks conventional assumptions about the drama, and calls for the influx of irrational material - based on dreams, religion, and emotion - in order to make the theater vital for modern audiences.
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The Theatre and Its Double

Author: Antonin Artaud

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theater

Page: 150

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A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, The Theater and Its Double is the fullest statement of the ideas of Antonin Artaud. "We cannot go on prostituting the idea of the theater, the only value of which is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger," he wrote. He fought vigorously against an encroaching conventionalism he found anathema to the very concept of theater. He sought to use theater to transcend writing, "to break through the language in order to touch life."
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The Early Modern Theatre of Cruelty and its Doubles

Artaud and Influence

Author: Amanda Di Ponio

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319922491

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 270

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This book examines the influence of the early modern period on Antonin Artaud’s seminal work The Theatre and Its Double, arguing that Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and their early modern context are an integral part of the Theatre of Cruelty and essential to its very understanding. The chapters draw links between the early modern theatrical obsession with plague and regeneration, and how it is mirrored in Artaud’s concept of cruelty in the theatre. As a discussion of the influence of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on Artaud, and the reciprocal influence of Artaud on contemporary interpretations of early modern drama, this book is an original addition to both the fields of early modern theatre studies and modern drama.
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Theatre and Its Double

Author: Antonin Artaud

Publisher: Alma Books

ISBN: 0714545538

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 161

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First published in 1938, The Theatre and Its Double is a collection of essays detailing Antonin Artaud's radical theories on drama and theatre, which he saw as being stifled by conservatism and lack of experimentation.Containing the famous manifestos of the 'Theatre of Cruelty', the collection analyses the underlying impulses of performance, provides some suggestions on a physical-training method for actors and actresses, and features a long appreciation of the expressive values of Eastern dance drama.
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Collected Works

Author: Antonin Artaud

Publisher: Calder Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714507798

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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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".
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Theatre and Everyday Life

An Ethics of Performance

Author: Alan Read

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113491458X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 276

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Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.
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Artaud and His Doubles

Author: Kimberly Jannarone

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472035150

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Theatre and Interculturalism

Author: Ric Knowles

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137014245

Category: Art

Page: 96

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How are hybrid and diasporic identities performed in increasingly diverse societies? How can we begin to think differently about theatrical flow across cultures? Interculturalism is an increasingly urgent topic in the 21st century. As human traffic between nations increases, it becomes imperative to critically re-examine the way cultural exchange is performed. Theatre& Interculturalism surveys established approaches and asks what it would mean to reconsider intercultural performance, not from the points of view of the colonizing cultures, but 'from below'- from the viewpoints of the historically colonized and marginalized.
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History of European Drama and Theatre

Author: Erika Fischer-Lichte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134678614

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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This major study reconstructs the vast history of European drama from Greek tragedy through to twentieth-century theatre, focusing on the subject of identity. Throughout history, drama has performed and represented political, religious, national, ethnic, class-related, gendered, and individual concepts of identity. Erika Fischer-Lichte's topics include: * ancient Greek theatre * Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre by Corneilli, Racine, Molière * the Italian commedia dell'arte and its transformations into eighteenth-century drama * the German Enlightenment - Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Lenz * romanticism by Kleist, Byron, Shelley, Hugo, de Vigny, Musset, Büchner, and Nestroy * the turn of the century - Ibsen, Strindberg, Chekhov, Stanislavski * the twentieth century - Craig, Meyerhold, Artaud, O'Neill, Pirandello, Brecht, Beckett, Müller. Anyone interested in theatre throughout history and today will find this an invaluable source of information.
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