Artaud and His Doubles (Theater: Theory/Text/Performance) by Kimberly Jannarone

By Kimberly Jannarone

Artaud and His Doubles is an intensive re-thinking of 1 of the main influential theater figures of the 20 th century. putting Artaud's writing in the particular context of eu political, theatrical, and highbrow background, the ebook unearths Artaud's affinities with a anxious array of anti-intellectual and reactionary writers and artists whose ranks swelled catastrophically among the wars in Western Europe.

Kimberly Jannarone exhibits that Artaud's paintings unearths units of doubles: one, a physique of certainly continual acquired interpretations from the yankee experimental theater and French post-structuralist readings of the Nineteen Sixties; and, , a darker set of doubles---those of Artaud's contemporaries who, within the tumultuous, alienated, and pessimistic surroundings enveloping a lot of Europe after global conflict I, denounced the degradation of civilization, yearned for cosmic purification, and known as for an ecstatic lack of the self. Artaud and His Doubles will generate provocative new discussions approximately Artaud and essentially problem the best way we glance at his paintings and ideas.

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