Antonin Artaud

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Antonin Artaud AKA Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud AKA "Little Anthony"


France 1896 – 1948

Comments: Playwrite and actor; theater should affect the audience as much as possible, preferably disturbingly;

Teachers: Arthur Rimbaud; Charles Baudelaire; Edgar Allan Poe; Nietzsche; Charles Dullin ; Georges Pitoeff; Jacques Rivière; Germaine Dulac; Salvador Dali ; Luis Buñuel; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Dr. Gaston Ferdière;

Students; Jacques Derrida; Georges Bataille ; Jean Cocteau; Paul Éluard; Raymond Queneau; Jean-Louis Barrault; René Clair; Jean Paulhan; Maurice Nadeau; Georges Auric; Claude Mauriac; René Char; Lee Jamieson; Jane Goodall; Ulli Seegers ; Bauhaus band; Charles Bukowski, poet; Peter Brook, playwright; Karen Finley; Spalding Gray; Sam Shepard; Allen Ginsberg, poet; Jim Morrison of The Doors band; Susan Sontag; Lenny L****; Dr. Rene Allendy;

Friends: Roger Vitrac; André Gide; Balthus AKA Balthasar Klossowski; Federico Cantú; big Julius Henry Marx aka Groucho Marx fan;

Enemies: Fernand Pouey;

Organizations; Theatre of Cruelty;

Author: Correspondance avec Jacques Rivière; 'First Manifesto for a Theatre of Cruelty' , 1931; The Theatre and Its Double, 1938; Voyage to the Land of the Tarahumara AKA The Peyote Dance; Van Gogh le suicidé de la société [Van Gogh, The Man Suicided by Society];


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Artaud;