Foundations and Filiations

The legacy of Artaud in Hijikata Tatsumi

Authored by: Samantha Marenzi

The Routledge Companion to Butoh Performance

Print publication date:  August  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138691094
eBook ISBN: 9781315536132
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315536132-17

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Abstract

The year 1938 saw the publication in Paris of The Theater and its Double, a collection of essays by Antonin Artaud. Compared to the extraordinary consequences that the contents of the book would have on theater during the second half of the twentieth century, its first appearance was overshadowed in the following years by the war and the Nazi occupation. In addition to this, in 1938 Artaud was locked up in a mental institution, where he stayed until 1946.

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