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1 Antonin Artaud and Theatre of Cruelty FL Angela Chen

2 Numerous faces

3 Artauds Life Experience 1896 born in France 1921 received actor training 1922 first contact with EASTERN THEATRE 1923 joined the troupe, Pitoeff; release first poetry work 1924 starred Napoleon in a play; participated in SURREALISM MOVEMENTS 1926 found Theatre Alfred-Jarry

4 Artauds Life Experience 1934 wrote the script 1935 published 1939 stayed at a sanatorium in Paris 1948 died from cancer

5 tough facts about Artaud tortured by meningitis( ) at five depended on opium heavily received remedy at sanatoriums and hospitals continually divorced once

6 Theatre and Plague Theatre as plague is beneficial, because it forces people to face themselves directly without masks. It reveals lies, cowardice, vileness, fakeness and awakes the dark inertia ( ) humans dont know that has sunk into their marrow.

7 Features of Theatre of Cruelty Attempts to make audiences SHIVER abandons conventional techniques favors ancient totem and MYTH dislike the abuse of humane and psychological expression

8 Film projects The seashell and the clergyman Napoleon Mathusalem Tarakanova

9 Reference from Books & pictures from websites Theatre and Its Double /Antonin Artaud /ISBN / The Screaming Body /Stephen Barber /ISBN /Creation Books A Critical Reader /Edward Scheer /ISBN /Routledge Antonin Artaud anthology /ISBN /City Lights Books Watchfiends & rack screams: works from the final period /Clayton Eshleman /ISBN /Editions Gallimard +Artaud.jpg

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