Artaud Through Practice

Practical and clear introductions to key historical theatre practitioners, these texts demystify ideas and test theories through practical exercises. This guide: identifies the practitioner’s core aims; itemises the recognisable features of their style; applies the theories to texts; comprises a full term’s work.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Styletaster: Artaud, Grotowski, Stanislavsky

Stanislavsky arguably acts as a starting point for all classical practitioners, be it to springboard from or react against. The three practitioners introduced in this handbook are all concerned with the inner state of the actor, albeit to hugely varying effect. Whilst many practitioners focus on the medium of theatre and its role in society, Artaud, Grotowski and Stanislavsky are primarily interested in the actor’s personal journey.
DramaWorks
(2016)
Practical Guide

Theatre of Cruelty

Colin Chambers, Emeritus Professor of Drama at Kingston University, provides an overview of Antonin Artaud’s Theatre of Cruelty. Exploring its history, theory and practice, and referring to key practitioners who have been instrumental in its development, such as Peter Brook, Chambers examines how Theatre of Cruelty aims to shock its audiences and evoke emotional responses by abandoning traditional methods of theatre-making.
Encyclopedia Entry
(2016)