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date: 25 September 2020

Artaud, Antonin (1896–1948) French poet and playwright. 

Source:
A Dictionary of Critical Theory
Author(s):

Ian Buchanan

His notion of a *Theatre of Cruelty had an enormous influence on twentieth-century experimental theatre. Owing to illness, both mental and physical, Artaud spent a considerable portion of his childhood in hospital. This set a trend that was to continue for the rest of his life. He was conscripted into the army in ... ...

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