Theatre of the Absurd
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... of the Absurd Antonin Artaud is considered to be a foundator of so-called Theatre of Absurd, which flourished in 50-60s years of 20th century. He was a person who changed the whole view of theatre, having created a unique concept followed nowadays by many play directors. In order to understand his worldview let’s look briefly through his biography, underlining the moments which influenced Artaud in his literary life.
Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud was born in Marseille on September 4th, 1896. It was his mother who called him ‘Antonin’, since it was a diminutive form of ‘Antoine’ (or ‘Anthony’). Even though his mother gave birth to many children, only Antonin, his brother and sister survived c...