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Antonin Artaud and the Theatre of Cruelty: Crash Course Theater #43

I don’t mean it mean, but today we’re going to be cruel. It’s the fun-loving Theatre of Cruelty, which was pioneered by the genius Antonin Artaud in France during the inter-war period in twentieth century. The Theatre of Cruelty was meant to force an audience into looking at the ridiculous illusions of their bourgeois lives. Is it entertaining? Not always. Was it hugely influential? Absolutely.

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