School

School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Department

Theatre Arts

ICC Theme

Inquiry, Imagination, and Innovation

Date

2-4-2019 2:50 PM

Abstract

Who is Antonin Artaud, and why was he notable in the world of theater? This was my question driving my research as a Summer Scholar this past summer, with the end goal of seeking an understanding of how best to execute his theories onstage, as they are known to be quite difficult to create, and it was not successfully done before his death. My poster shall be a dramaturgical display of my research (akin to lobby displays in Dillingham when a show is running), which has been compiled in a dramaturgy research packet to provide to any director hoping to perform Artaud’s work. As a dramaturg, a key part of my understanding in my research is understanding the artist in question, and viewing as much as I can of their biography, to understand their worldviews and how those views came about. I then reflect on the work in question to see how this affects the meanings behind it. As such, my poster shall reflect this, and inform as much of his life as I find relevant to this understanding. Of course, I also must discuss his theories themselves, as he describes in The Theater and its Double, in terms understandable to the common person, and also provide examples of the theories in action, and how successful they may or may not have been.

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Poster

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Apr 2nd, 2:50 PM

Dramaturgy of Antonin Artaud

Who is Antonin Artaud, and why was he notable in the world of theater? This was my question driving my research as a Summer Scholar this past summer, with the end goal of seeking an understanding of how best to execute his theories onstage, as they are known to be quite difficult to create, and it was not successfully done before his death. My poster shall be a dramaturgical display of my research (akin to lobby displays in Dillingham when a show is running), which has been compiled in a dramaturgy research packet to provide to any director hoping to perform Artaud’s work. As a dramaturg, a key part of my understanding in my research is understanding the artist in question, and viewing as much as I can of their biography, to understand their worldviews and how those views came about. I then reflect on the work in question to see how this affects the meanings behind it. As such, my poster shall reflect this, and inform as much of his life as I find relevant to this understanding. Of course, I also must discuss his theories themselves, as he describes in The Theater and its Double, in terms understandable to the common person, and also provide examples of the theories in action, and how successful they may or may not have been.

 

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