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The Theater and Its Double

The Theater and Its Double

Author: Antonin Artaud, Mary C. Richard (Translator)
ISBN: 9780802150301
publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
publisher Date: 01/28/1994
Price: 16
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Schools: Temple University,Wayne State University,University of Chicago,Boston University,Brandeis Univeisity,Johns Hopkins University,Columbia University
Description: A collection of manifestos originally published in 1938, The Theater and Its Double is the fullest statement of the ideas of Antonin Artaud. “We cannot go on prostituting the idea of the theater, the only value of which is in its excruciating, magical relation to reality and danger,” he wrote. He fought vigorously against an encroaching conventionalism he found anathema to the very concept of theater. He sought to use theater to transcend writing, “to break through the language in order to touch life.”