Antonin Artaud

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Antonin Artaud

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Antonin Artaud was a French playwright, theorist, poet, actor, and theater director.

His essay, On the Balinese Theater was featured in NTU CCA Singapore's first publication, Theatrical Fields: Critical Strategies in Performance, Film, and Video (2016)

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First Name

Antonin

Surname or Business Name

Artaud

Years Affiliated

2016

Birth Date

1896

Birthplace

France

Death Date

1948

Occupation

Playwright
Theorist
Poet
Actor
Theater director

Biographical Text

Antonin Artaud was a French playwright, theorist, poet, actor, and theater director. His seminal work, The Theatre and Its Double, was published in 1938 and introduced his vision of “the theater of cruelty,” a form of nonnarrative theater that breaks with the Western tradition and becomes a vehicle for the audience to experience and express unconscious fears and repressed emotions. Artaud was associated with the Surrealists in Paris during the 1920s, and after splitting with them, went on to form the short-lived but influential Theatre Alfred Jarry, with Roger Vitrac and Robert Aron, in 1926. His theory has a profound impact upon the work of modern playwrights, from Samuel Beckett to Jean Genet.

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“Antonin Artaud,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed August 15, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/835.