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The theater and its double.

Author: Antonin Artaud
Publisher: New York, Grove Press [1958]
Series: Evergreen Original E-127
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Artaud, Antonin, 1896-1948.
Theater and its double.
New York, Grove Press [1958]
(OCoLC)652418711
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonin Artaud
ISBN: 0802150306 9780802150301
OCLC Number: 625197
Description: 159 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: Preface: The theater and culture --
The theater and the plague --
Metaphysics and the Mise en scène --
The alchemical theater --
On the Balinese theater --
Oriental and occidental theater --
No more masterpieces --
The theater and cruelty --
The theater of cruelty (first manifesto) --
Letters on cruelty --
Letters on language --
The theater of cruelty (second manifesto) --
An affective athleticism --
Two notes --
In memoriam: Antonin Artaud / Maurice Saillet.
Series Title: Evergreen Original E-127
Other Titles: Théâtre et son double.
Responsibility: Translated from the French by Mary Caroline Richards.

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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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