By Albert Bermel
The definitive advisor to the existence and paintings of Antonin Artaud
Antonin Artaud's theatre of cruelty is without doubt one of the most crucial forces in international theatre, but the concept that is among the most often misunderstood. during this incisive learn, Albert Bermel appears to be like heavily at Artaud's paintings as a playwright, director, actor, clothier, manufacturer and critic, and offers a clean perception into his rules, options and, notably, his writings.
Tracing the theatre of cruelty's origins in past dramatic conventions, tribal rituals of detoxing, transfiguration and exaltation, and in comparable arts resembling movie and dance, Bermel examines each one of Artaud's six performs for shape and which means, in addition to surveying the appliance of Artaud's theories and strategies to the foreign theatre of modern years.