The Theatre and its Double: Theatre Makers

Traducere de Mark Taylor-Batty Autor Antonin Artaud
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In The Theatre and Its Double, first published in 1938, Antonin Artaud puts forward his radical theories on drama and theatre, which he saw as being stifled by conservatism and a lack of experimentation.Containing the famous manifestos of the 'Theatre of Cruelty', this collection of essays analyses the underlying impulses of performance, provides suggestions on a physical-training method for actors, and features a long appreciation of the expressive values of Eastern dance drama.This new English translation of Artaud's canonical text by Mark Taylor-Batty retains the idiosyncratic nature of the author's writing, communicating its fervour and ambition, while achieving a much-needed clarity. Through doing so, it facilitates a fuller appreciation of Artaud's artistic objectives and the original context in which they grew, aided by a newly translated set of his notes and drafts, and a selection of letters to his publisher, friends and associates concerning the book's genesis and the evolution of the concept of a 'Theatre of Cruelty'. The commentary further contextualizes this material within Artaud's broader oeuvre, from his collaboration with the Surrealist group through to his plans to stage his own adaptation of Percy Shelley's Les Cenci in 1935.A welcome addition to any theatre-lover's or student's bookshelf, this translation of Artaud's classic text offers clear and faithful insights into Artaud's theatre.
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ISBN-13: 9781350288713
ISBN-10: 1350288713
Pagini: 280
Dimensiuni: 138 x 216 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Methuen Drama
Seria Theatre Makers

Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


Artaud is one of the canonical theoreticians of the 20th-century theatre whose work has influenced the development of European and American theatre and playwriting practice

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Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) (author) was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde. Mark Taylor-Batty (translator) is Professor of Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds, UK. His previous publications include The Theatre of Harold Pinter (Bloomsbury, 2014), About Pinter: The Playwright and the Work (2005), Roger Blin: Collaborations and Methodologies (2007) and, co-authored with his wife Juliette Taylor-Batty, Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot (2009).


AcknowledgementsIllustrationsIntroduction: The Routes to CrueltyThe Theatre and its DoublePreface: Theatre and CultureThe Theatre and the PlagueStaging and MetaphysicsThe Alchemical TheatreOn the Balinese TheatreTheatre in the East and Theatre in the WestNo More MasterpiecesTheatre and CrueltyThe Theatre of Cruelty (First Manifesto)Letters Concerning CrueltyLetters Concerning LanguageThe Theatre of Cruelty (Second Manifesto)An Affective AthleticismTwo Notesi.The Marx Brothersii.Autour d'une mèreSeraphim's TheatreNotes, interviews, and correspondenceAppendix: The Dossier of The Theatre and its DoubleNotesIndex