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.

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.

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: 3891

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.



Author: Don B. Wilmeth,Christopher Bigsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521669597

Category: Drama

Page: 600

View: 1057

Volume three of a unique three-volume history covering all aspects of American theatre.

The Medieval Theater of Cruelty

Rhetoric, Memory, Violence


Author: Jody Enders

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801487835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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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.

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: 6768

Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations


Author: Steven T. Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319706292

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 330

View: 4297

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.

Artaud Moma

Ausrufe, Zwischenrufe und Berufungen


Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851655506


Page: 128

View: 7056

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: 5750

Surveys the careers and critically evaluates the works of the world's major dramatists

Theatre and Consciousness

Explanatory Scope and Future Potential


Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgräfe

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501301

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 2168

The book discusses a range of questions relevant to understanding the phenomenon of theatre against a consciousness studies background.

Ubu Roi


Author: Alfred Jarry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783892353010


Page: 107

View: 4046

The Seven Deadly Sins

Society and Evil


Author: Stanford M. Lyman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780930390815

Category: Humor

Page: 355

View: 2742

A study of sloth, lust, anger, pride, envy, gluttony, and greed.

Deleuze and Ethics


Author: Nathan Jun

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688285

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

View: 1230

Deleuze is perhaps best known for his influential works in philosophical interpretation; epistemology; metaphysics; and political economy. The essays in this collection explore, uncover, and trace the ethical dimension of Deleuzian philosophy along divers

The Cambridge Introduction to Modernism


Author: Pericles Lewis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521535274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 2404

An overview of how modernism emerged, how it is defined, and how it developed in different forms and genres.

Modern British Drama: The Twentieth Century


Author: Christopher Innes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521016759

Category: Drama

Page: 572

View: 3195

A revised and updated version of Modern British Drama, 1890–1990, now covering the whole twentieth century, this was the first one-volume analysis of English playwriting to cover the most exciting and productive period in British Theatre from its inception to today. Through detailed discussions of major dramatists and plays, Innes traces the evolution of modernism from Bernard Shaw to Patrick Marber and Sarah Kane, and theatrical developments over the whole century. Includes information on the social and political environment surrounding the plays, first productions, and critical reception, plus chronology, illustrations from key performances, lists of playwrights and works, and selective bibliographies. An invaluable guide for students, theatre-goers and theatre historians.

The Purpose of Playing

Modern Acting Theories in Perspective


Author: Robert Gordon

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472068876

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 418

View: 6247

The Purpose of Playing provides the first in-depth introduction to modern critical acting, enabling students, teachers, and professionals to comprehend the different aesthetic possibilities available to today's actors. The book presents a comparative survey of the major approaches to Western acting since the nineteenth century, their historical evolution, and their relationship to one another. Author Robert Gordon explores six categories of acting: realistic approaches to characterization (Stanislavski, Vakhtangov, Strasberg, Chekhov); the actor as a scenographic instrument (Appia, Craig, Meyerhold); improvisation and games (Copeau, Saint-Denis, Laban, Lecoq); political theater (Brecht, Boal); exploration of the self and other (Artaud, Grotowski); and performance as cultural exchange (Brook, Barba). The synthesis of these principal theories of dramatic performance in a single text offers practitioners the knowledge they need to contextualize their own practice within the wider field of performance, while encouraging theorists and scholars to be more sensitive to the material realities of artistic practice. ?This analysis of major movements and figures from the early nineteenth century to the present is clear, thorough, and penetrating, and its scope across periods, countries, and styles is impressive.” --Xerxes Mehta, University of Maryland-Baltimore County Robert Gordon is Reader in Drama, Goldsmiths College, University of London.

Jean-Claude Van Itallie and the Off-broadway Theater


Author: Gene A. Plunka

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136647

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 5746

This book, the first on van Itallie's theater, examines how his experiments with dramatic structure have expanded the limits of theater. Experimenting with diverse dramatic forms van Itallie has done more to expand the range of dramatic structure than any American playwright since O'Neill. This book also illuminates the Off-Off Broadway era.

Antonin Artaud and the modern theater


Author: Gene A. Plunka

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Pr


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

View: 1506

Artaud exerted a profound impact on the theater. As a theatrical innovator and theorist of modern dramaturgy, he has had considerable influence among playwrights and actors.