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Antonin Artaud

We have no intention of boring the audience to death with transcendent cosmic preoccupations…Every spectacle will contain a physical and objective element, perceptible to all. Cries, groans, apparitions, surprises, theatrical tricks of all kinds, the magical beauty of costumes taken from certain ritual models, dazzling lighting effects, the incantatory beauty of voices, the charm of harmony, rare notes of music, the colors of objects, the physical rhythm of movements whose crescendo and decrescendo will blend with the rhythm of movements familiar to everyone, concrete apparitions of new and surprising objects, masks, puppets larger than life, sudden changes of lightning, physical action of light which arouses sensations of heat and cold, etc.

Antonin Artaud, Selected Writings

Written by nevalalee

May 23, 2016 at 7:30 am

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