Crowds, Cru­elty, Com­mu­nion

Pasatiempo - - Art & Culture - A Lec­ture by Kimberly Jan­narone

The work of di­rec­tor, play­wright, es­say­ist, and poet An­tonin Ar­taud—the sub­ject of Terry Allen’s ex­hi­bi­tion cur­rently on view at SITE—has had a last­ing in­flu­ence, par­tic­u­larly among theater schol­ars, who con­sider his 1938 book Le Théâtre et son dou­ble (The Theater and Its Dou­ble) a clas­sic text of the avant-garde. Both his writ­ings and his tragic, tor­tured life have con­trib­uted to his ven­er­a­tion. Join us to hear Jan­narone, As­so­ci­ate Pro­fes­sor of Theater Arts at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, Santa Cruz, as she presents a rad­i­cal re-think­ing of one of the most can­on­ized fig­ures in theater his­tory, the­ory, and prac­tice—one that will gen­er­ate provoca­tive new dis­cus­sions about Ar­taud and fun­da­men­tally chal­lenge the way we look at his work and ideas. Her book, Ar­taud and His Dou­bles, is forth­com­ing from Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Press later this year.

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