The surrealist and visionary, Antonin Artaud, cherished a dream to found a new kind of theatre in France that would not be an artistic spectacle, but a communion between spectators and actors. This is a commentary on a selection of key texts by Artaud, founder of the Theatre of Cruelty.
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Claude Schumacher has also written Staging the Holocaust and edited Naturalism and Symbolism in European Theatre. He lives in London.Review:
...Artaud deserves his place as one of theatre's foremost thinkers.... With cogent commentary by Claude Schumacher and Brian Singleton. (Book News, Inc.)
A must for any serious academic scholar on theater, Artaud's work is also a...thought-provoking read on the serious critical nature of the medium itself. (The Bloomsbury Review)
One of the great daring mapmakers of consciousness in extremis. (Susan Sontag)
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Book Description Methuen, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110413411001
Book Description Methuen, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0413411001