Artaud's Theatre Of Cruelty

Author: Albert Bermel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408118025
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 144
View: 436
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.

The Theater and Its Double

Author: Antonin Artaud
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802150301
Category: Drama
Page: 159
View: 9580
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.

Der leere Raum

Author: Peter Brook
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783923854905
Page: 206
View: 9406

Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theater

Antonin Artaud, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett
Author: Laurens De Vos
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson
ISBN: 1611470455
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 2296
Departing from a refreshing look at the ideas of Antonin Artaud, this book provides a thorough analysis of how both Sarah Kane and Samuel Beckett are indebted to his legacy. In juxtaposing these playwrights, De Vos minutely points out how both in their own way struggle with coming to terms with Artaud. A key concept in Lacanian psychoanalytic theories, desire lies at the root of the Theatre of Cruelty; Kane and Beckett prove that desire and cruelty are inextricably linked to one another, but that they appear in radically different disguises. Relying on Kane and Beckett, this book not only sheds a light on the precise intentions behind Artaud's project, it also maps out the structural parallels and dichotomies between the Theatre of Cruelty and the literary genre of tragedy.

Modern Drama in Theory and Practice: Volume 2, Symbolism, Surrealism and the Absurd

Author: J. L. Styan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521296298
Category: Drama
Page: 238
View: 1394
Jarry - Garcia Lorca - Satre - Camus - Beckett - Ritual theatre and Jean Genet - Fringe theatre in Britain__

The Medieval Theater of Cruelty

Rhetoric, Memory, Violence
Author: Jody Enders
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487835
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 268
View: 3517
Why did medieval dramatists weave so many scenes of torture into their plays? Exploring the cultural connections among rhetoric, law, drama, literary creation, and violence, Jody Enders addresses an issue that has long troubled students of the Middle Ages. Theories of rhetoric and law of the time reveal, she points out, that the ideology of torture was a widely accepted means for exploiting such essential elements of the stage and stagecraft as dramatic verisimilitude, pity, fear, and catharsis to fabricate truth. Analyzing the consequences of torture for the history of aesthetics in general and of drama in particular, Enders shows that if the violence embedded in the history of rhetoric is acknowledged, we are better able to understand not only the enduring "theater of cruelty" identified by theorists from Isidore of Seville to Antonin Artaud, but also the continuing modern devotion to the spectacle of pain.

Schade, dass sie eine Hure war

Author: John Ford
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783878778745
Page: 184
View: 6432

50 Drawings to Murder Magic

Author: Antonin Artaud
Publisher: Seagull Books London Limited
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 82
View: 895
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.

Die Nashörner

Schauspiel in drei Akten ; [mit dem Werkbeitrag aus dem Neuen Kindlers Literatur-Lexikon]
Author: Eugène Ionesco,Claus Bremer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783596902248
Page: 134
View: 8209


Author: Don B. Wilmeth,Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521669597
Category: Drama
Page: 600
View: 8912
Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Author: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Publisher: N.A
Category: Drama
Page: 415
View: 3962

Guillaume Apollinaire die Brueste des Tiresias

Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034866364
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 84
View: 7110

Mörder Hoffnung der Frauen

Author: Oskar Kokoschka
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780649776719
Page: 34
View: 9155
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A Critical Bibliography of French Literature

In Three Parts. The Twentieth century. All genres since 1940. Index (nos 12804-17939)
Author: David Clark Cabeen,Richard A. Brooks,Douglas W. Alden
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815622079
Category: French literature
Page: 658
View: 397

Sämtliche Stücke

Author: Sarah Kane
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783499231384
Page: 252
View: 4587

Das Theater und sein Double

Author: Antonin Artaud
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783882216585
Page: 285
View: 8848

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations

Author: Steven T. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319706292
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 330
View: 7365
Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations undertakes a critical reassessment of Japanese horror cinema by attending to its intermediality and transnational hybridity in relation to world horror cinema. Neither a conventional film history nor a thematic survey of Japanese horror cinema, this study offers a transnational analysis of selected films from new angles that shed light on previously ignored aspects of the genre, including sound design, framing techniques, and lighting, as well as the slow attack and long release times of J-horror’s slow-burn style, which have contributed significantly to the development of its dread-filled cinema of sensations.

Soll man de Sade verbrennen?

Drei Essays zur Moral des Existenzialismus
Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644511918
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 368
View: 5472
Simone de Beauvoir ist nicht nur eine eigenwillige und geistreiche Schriftstellerin, sondern auch eine glänzende Vertreterin des Existenzialismus Sartre'scher Prägung. Sie beschränkt sich keineswegs darauf, die Gedanken des großen französischen Philosophen und Schriftstellers zu popularisieren, sondern versteht es, aufgrund ihrer Vertrautheit mit Sartres Denken und ihrer Kenntnis vor allem der Kant'schen und Hegel'schen Philosophie wesentliche Aspekte des menschlichen Seins unter einem neuen Blickwinkel darzustellen.

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Drama

An International Reference Work in 5 Volumes
Author: Stanley Hochman,McGraw-Hill, inc
Publisher: VNR AG
ISBN: 9780070791695
Category: Drama
Page: 2900
View: 1056
Surveys the careers and critically evaluates the works of the world's major dramatists