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The Theater and Its Double

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.

Theatre and Its Double

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.

50 Drawings to Murder Magic

50 Drawings to Murder Magic

  • Author: Antonin Artaud
  • Publisher: Seagull Books London Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 82
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Antonin Artaud was a poet, theorist, philosopher, essayist, playwright, actor and director, and one of the 20th century’s most important theoreticians of drama. His theory of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’ has influenced playwrights as diverse as Beckett, Genet, Albee and Gelber. Magic was always a central concept for Artaud, and in nearly all his writing it is given the most positive force, as something capable of healing the rift between words and things, culture and life. But during his nine years of incarceration in mental asylums, magic seemed to lose its illuminating transformative power and to become demonic and persecutory. Artaud entered the realm of spectres and vampires which he believed were sucking the vitality from his mind and body. Artaud later filled twelve little exercise books with an account of his struggles to escape this physical, psychological and artistic hell. The first eleven books are filled with fragments of writing and extraordinary sketches of totemic figures, pierced bodies and enigmatic machines. Two months before his death, he took a twelfth exercise book and wrote a remarkable, incantatory text, 50 Drawings to Murder Magic. It was the last thing he wrote.

Artaud on Theatre

Artaud on Theatre

  • Author: Antonin Artaud,Claude Schumacher,Brian Singleton
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • ISBN: 9781566635585
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 246
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One of the great daring mapmakers. --Susan Sontag

Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty

Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty

  • Author: Albert Bermel
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408118025
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 144
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The definitive guide to the life and work of Antonin Artaud Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is one of the most vital forces in world theatre, yet the concept is one of the most frequently misunderstood. In this incisive study, Albert Bermel looks closely at Artaud's work as a playwright, director, actor, designer, producer and critic, and provides a fresh insight into his ideas, innovations and, above all, his writings. Tracing the theatre of cruelty's origins in earlier dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of cleansing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in related arts such as film and dance, Bermel examines each of Artaud's six plays for form and meaning, as well as surveying the application of Artaud's theories and techniques to the international theatre of recent years.

Towards a Poor Theatre

Towards a Poor Theatre

  • Author: Jerzy Grotowski
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136745866
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 264
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Originally published in 1968, Jerzy Grotowski's groundbreaking book is available once again. As a record of Grotowski's theatrical experiments, this book is an invaluable resource to students and theater practioners alike.

Theatre of Movement and Gesture

Theatre of Movement and Gesture

  • Author: Jacques Lecoq
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113424097X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 184
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Published in France in 1987, this is the book in which Lecoq first set out his philosophy of human movement, and the way it takes expressive form in a wide range of different performance traditions. He traces the history of pantomime, sets out his definition of the components of the art of mime, and discusses the explosion of physical theatre in the second half of the twentieth century. Interviews with major theatre practitioners Ariane Mnouchkine and Jean-Louis Barrault by Jean Perret, together with chapters by Perret on Étienne Decroux and Marcel Marceau, fill out the historical material written by Lecoq, and a final section by Alain Gautré celebrates the many physical theatre practitioners working in the 1980s.

Postdramatic Theatre

Postdramatic Theatre

  • Author: Hans-Thies Lehmann
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134496826
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
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Newly adapted for the Anglophone reader, this is an excellent translation of Hans-Thies Lehmann’s groundbreaking study of the new theatre forms that have developed since the late 1960s, which has become a key reference point in international discussions of contemporary theatre. In looking at the developments since the late 1960s, Lehmann considers them in relation to dramatic theory and theatre history, as an inventive response to the emergence of new technologies, and as an historical shift from a text-based culture to a new media age of image and sound. Engaging with theoreticians of 'drama' from Aristotle and Brecht, to Barthes and Schechner, the book analyzes the work of recent experimental theatre practitioners such as Robert Wilson, Tadeusz Kantor, Heiner Müller, the Wooster Group, Needcompany and Societas Raffaello Sanzio. Illustrated by a wealth of practical examples, and with an introduction by Karen Jürs-Munby providing useful theoretical and artistic contexts for the book, Postdramatic Theatre is an historical survey expertly combined with a unique theoretical approach which guides the reader through this new theatre landscape.

Feminism and Theatre

Feminism and Theatre

  • Author: Sue-Ellen Case
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136735208
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 160
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First Published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Artaud and His Doubles

Artaud and His Doubles

  • Author: Kimberly Jannarone
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472035150
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 253
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Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud

  • Author: David A. Shafer
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • ISBN: 1780236018
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Poet, actor, playwright, surrealist, drug addict, asylum inmate—Antonin Artaud (1896–1949) is one of the twentieth century’s most enigmatic personalities and idiosyncratic thinkers. In this biography, David A. Shafer takes readers on a voyage through Artaud’s life, which he spent amid the company of France’s most influential cultural figures, even as he stood apart from them. Shafer casts Artaud as a person with tenacious values. Even though Artaud was born in the material comfort of a bourgeois family from Marseille, he uncompromisingly rejected bourgeois values and norms. Becoming famous as an actor, director, and author, he would use his position to challenge contemporary assumptions about the superiority of the West, the function of speech, the purpose of culture, and the individual’s agency over his or her body. In this way—as Shafer points out—Artaud embodied the revolutionary spirit of France. And as Shafer shows, although Artaud was immensely productive, he struggled profoundly with his creative process, hindered by narcotics addiction, increasing paranoia, and an overwhelming sense of alienation. Situating Artaud’s contributions within the frenzy of his life and that of the twentieth century at large, this book is a compelling and fresh biography that pays tribute to its subject’s lasting cultural reverberations.

Brecht on Theatre

Brecht on Theatre

The Development of an Aesthetic

  • Author: Bertolt Brecht,John Willett
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0809005425
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 294
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Selections from the celebrated German playwright's writings on the nature and direction of twentieth-century drama

Ghosts

Ghosts

Death's Double And the Phenomena of Theatre

  • Author: Alice Rayner
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 1452908885
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 205
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Making spirits visible has been a part of the theatrical experience since at least the sixteenth century. Instead of illusions, however, ghostly doubles in theatre are materially real and pervasive. In Ghosts, Alice Rayner examines theatre as a memorial practice that is haunted by the presence of loss, looking at how aspects of stagecraft turn familiar elements into something uncanny. Citing examples from the works of Shakespeare, Beckett, and Suzan-Lori Parks as well as the films Vertigo, Gaslight, and The Sixth Sense, she begins by describing time as it is employed by theatre with multiple aspects of presence, duration, and passage. Suggesting that objects connect past to present through the sense of touch, she explores how props are suspended backstage between motion and meaning. Her final chapters consider the curtain as theatre’s means for attempting to divide real and imaginary worlds. If ghosts hover where secrets—secrets of the past, secrets from oneself, secrets of life and death—are kept, then, according to Rayner, “theatre is where ghosts best make their appearances and let communities and individuals know that we live amid secrets hiding in plain sight.” Alice Rayner is associate professor of drama at Stanford University and author of, most recently, To Act, To Do, To Perform: Drama and the Phenomenology of Action.

Rhinoceros and Other Plays

Rhinoceros and Other Plays

Includes: The Leader; The Future Is in Eggs; It Takes All Kinds to Make a World

  • Author: Eugene Ionesco
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • ISBN: 0802190758
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 160
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In Rhinoceros, as in his earlier plays, Ionesco startles audiences with a world that invariably erupts in explosive laughter and nightmare anxiety. A rhinoceros suddenly appears in a small town, tramping through its peaceful streets. Soon there are two, then three, until the “movement” is universal: a transformation of average citizens into beasts, as they learn to move with the times. Finally, only one man remains. “I’m the last man left, and I’m staying that way until the end. I’m not capitulating!” Rhinoceros is a commentary on the absurdity of the human condition made tolerable only by self-delusion. It shows us the struggle of the individual to maintain integrity and identity alone in a world where all others have succumbed to the “beauty” of brute force, natural energy, and mindlessness. Includes Rhinoceros, The Leader, The Future Is in Eggs or It Takes All Sorts to Make a World

Stanislavski in Rehearsal

Stanislavski in Rehearsal

  • Author: Vasily Osipovich Toporkov
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135470480
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 224
  • View: 2015
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Jean Benedetti's new translation of Toporkov's invaluable record restores to us the vitality and insight of Stanislavski's mature thoughts on acting. Toporkov's account offers an insight into Stanislavski's legendary 'system' and his method of rehearsal that became known as the method of physical action.

Collected Works

Collected Works

  • Author: Antonin Artaud
  • Publisher: Riverrun Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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Drama. Antonin Artaud is one of the two or three most influential innovators of the twentieth centruy, whose theoried, production ideas along with his writings and plays have broght a new poetic impulse and dynamic intensity to the stage, replacing the naturalistic theatre that preceded his own. In this volume of COLLECTED WORK, we see Artaud's early formulations of his theories on theatre in general, and the genesis of the theatre of cruelty. In particular, the volume contains the famous manifestos of the revolutionary Alfred Jarry Theatre, productions plans, notes and critical articles. Also included is a series of articles on literature and the plastic arts, written during the same period. The variety and humour of such a wide range of work certainly constitutes a fertile source for those seeking a new approach to theatre and its allied arts. Translated and with an introduction by Victor Corti.

Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud

From Theory to Practice

  • Author: Lee Jamieson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781871551983
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 92
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Discusses Artaud's influence over theatre and investigates why his theories and the questions he asked still reverberate in contemporary culture.