Antonin Artaud

*Brief notes I used to help me link Artaud to his influence on other practitioners, especially Steven Berkoff.


  • Believed theatre should represent reality and affect audience as much as possible.
  • Admired Eastern theatre, especially Balinese, because of its physicality.
  • Believed all theatre is 'physical expression in space'.
  • Created the Theatre of Cruelty, which sought to restore to theatre a 'passionate and convulsive conception of…

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