Cruel Theatre is a critically acclaimed performance group and registered charity dedicated to producing plays dealing with relevant, contemporary socio-political issues staged with high artistic standards and integrity. Deeply inspired by the work of Augusto Boal and the writings of Antonin Artaud, Cruel Theatre productions are either scripted plays intended for intimate, fringe settings.
The theatre of cruelty was first theorized by the French dramaturge Antonin Artaud. Artaud first proposed a form of theatre which is able to move away from the traditional textual and scenic representation. Instead of the linguistic struggle for representation, Artaud advocates for an endeavor to bridge the gap between the text and its enactment. Through various literary devices, thought can.
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.
With this new piece, Artaud was my starting-point, not only the Artaud of the play The Cenci, but the Artaud of the essays he later published as The Theatre of Cruelty. For me, that was an.
Get this from a library! Artaud's theatre of cruelty. (Albert Bermel) -- 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.
This essay looks at the parallels between Artaud’s (1958) Theatre of Cruelty and Timothy Speed Levitch’s (1998) Cruise through the lens of Derrida’s (1978) understanding of Artaud. The essay also e.
The chapters draw links between the early modern theatrical obsession with plague and regeneration, and how it is mirrored in Artaud’s concept of cruelty in the theatre. As a discussion of the influence of Shakespeare and his contemporaries on Artaud, and the reciprocal influence of Artaud on contemporary interpretations of early modern drama, this book is an original addition to both the.
Antonin Artaud’s most profound piece of work was not a poem, not a play, not an acting role, but a theory: Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. He began to form his Theatre of Cruelty theory after learning of the Balinese theatre that seemed, to him, to share qualities with his ideas about theatre. Artaud held a.