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Introduction

  • Amanda Di Ponio
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Part of the Avant-Gardes in Performance book series (AGP)

Abstract

Di Ponio introduces the subject matter of the book by way of posing questions regarding the aspects of early modern culture stimulating Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty: how these cultural phenomena are presented in their early modern forms of artistic expression; how Artaud’s theories intersect with others surrounding spectacle, violence, sacrifice, and cruelty in his theatre; and how followers of Artaud have addressed the early modern context and to what end. The introduction also details the framework of the book, which mobilizes the concept of the double. The introduction closes with chapter-by-chapter synopses.

Keywords

Antonin Artaud Theatre of Cruelty Early modern 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Amanda Di Ponio
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  1. 1.Huron University CollegeLondonCanada

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