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Artaud and His Doubles

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ISBN-10: 0472035150

ISBN-13: 9780472035151

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kimberly Jannarone

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Artaud and His Doublesis a radical re-thinking of one of the most influential theater figures of the twentieth century. Placing Artaud's writing within the specific context of European political, theatrical, and intellectual history, the book reveals Artaud's affinities with a disturbing array of anti-intellectual and reactionary writers and artists whose ranks swelled catastrophically between the wars in Western Europe.Kimberly Jannarone shows that Artaud's work reveals two sets of doubles: one, a body of peculiarly persistent received interpretations from the American experimental theater and French post-structuralist readings of the 1960s; and, two, a darker set of doubles---those of Artaud's contemporaries who, in the tumultuous, alienated, and pessimistic atmosphere enveloping much of Europe after World War I, denounced the degradation of civilization, yearned for cosmic purification, and called for an ecstatic loss of the self.Artaud and His Doubleswill generate provocative new discussions about Artaud and fundamentally challenge the way we look at his work and ideas.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 6/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

A Note on the Texts and Translations Used
Introduction: The Uses and Abuses of Antonin Artaud
Uses and Abuses
The Suffering of Antonin Artaud
Translation and Revolution
French Resistance
Artaud in Context
Beyond Po�te Maudit
The Fight against Civilization; or, The Rebirth of Tragedy
Invocation of the Plague
Nouveau mal du si�cle
The Residues of War
"The Future of the World"
Reactionary Modern
The Controversions of the Counter
Enlightenment
Anywhere Out of This World
Irrational Affinities
Audience, Mass, Crowd
The Avant-Garde and the Audience
The Crisis of Bourgeois Theater
The Avant-Garde and the Audience
Immersion
Agitation
The Theater of Cruelty and Conceptions of the Audience
Theaters for the Masses
Working on the Masses
Mythical, Total, Real
Crowds and Cruelty
Crowd Feeling in the Theater of Cruelty
The Nerve Meter
Visions of Power
The Artist of the Theater
The Rise of the Director
Artistic Power in the Jarry Theater
The Direction of Menace
Controlling Forces
Directing The Cenci
Concentrating Control
Power by Charisma
Conclusion: Longing for Nothingness
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index