Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was a French playwright, actor, poet and theatre director. His seminal work, The Theatre and its Double (1938) included two manifestos and a collection of writings for his new Theatre of Cruelty, a form of largely movement-based ritualistic theatre that purposefully assaulted the senses of the spectator and diminished the importance of dialogue in performance. – Justin Cash Outstanding academic paper ‘The Reinvention of the Human Face’ by Donald Gardner, offering a close examination into the world of Antonin Artaud (archived).

Encyclopaedia Britannica Biography of Artaud. Biographical entry on Antonin Artaud.

Encyclopedia of World Biography Entry on Antonin Artaud.

Museum of Modern Art Fascinating publication Antonin Artaud: Works on Paper includes drawing and sketches by Artaud, photographs of Artaud and essays written both by him and about him.

Susan Sontag Biography of Antonin Artaud examining his relationship with his art. Outstanding article about Antonin Artaud’s theories on theatre.

Yale University Biography of Artaud detailing some of his techniques