Théoricien du théâtre et inventeur du concept du « théâtre de la cruauté » dans Le Théâtre et son double, Artaud aura tenté de transformer de fond en comble... Artaud's life and work were fundamentally indiscernible. From his experiments with peyote among the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico to his interment in a mental asylum, from his essays on Van Gogh to his radio performances, Artaud was always going against the grain of the burgeois European society he... Discover Antonin Artaud famous and rare quotes.
more ». Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud (September 4, 1896 - March 8, 1948), better known as Antonin Artaud, was a French playwright, poet, actor and director. If I commit suicide, it will not be to destroy myself but to put myself back together again. 101 quotes from Antonin Artaud: 'Never tire yourself more than necessary, even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.', 'There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea shining in his head frightened people and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation... The Theatre of Cruelty, developed by Antonin Artaud, aimed to shock audiences through gesture, image, sound and lighting.