Avant Garde Theatre, 1892-1992

By Christopher Innes | Go to book overview

CONTENTS
List of illustrationsvii
Acknowledgementsix
1 INTRODUCTION 1
Themes and definitions
2 THE POLITICS OF PRIMITIVISM 6
Bakunin—Bakhtin6
The cult of the primitive9
Bali and cultural colonialism12
3 DREAMS, ARCHETYPES AND THE IRRATIONAL 19
Symbolism and Alfred Jarry19
August Strindberg28
4 THERAPY AND SUBLIMINAL THEATRE 36
German expressionism36
Expressionist staging43
Eurythmics and psychodrama47
Expressionist influences and Artaudian precursors51
5 ANTONIN ARTAUD AND THE THEATRE OF CRUELTY 59
Theory and practice59
Form and theme69
The influence of film77
An aborted theatre87
6 RITUAL AND ACTS OF COMMUNION 95
Jean-Louis Barrault95
Total theatre100
7 BLACK MASSES AND CEREMONIES OF NEGATION 108
Jean Genet108
Fernando Arrabal—Lindsay Kemp117

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