Essay Topic 1
Discuss the role of "culture" in society and life according to Artaud. How does the theater relate to this culture?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Artaud's use of metaphor as he relates the theater to the plague. What are the benefits of both? What are the downfalls?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Artaud's description of the plague which St. Remys avoided in Artaud's first chapter. What does this story illuminate in terms of the world of art?
Essay Topic 4
Describe the painting "The Daughters of Lot." What does Artaud intimate this painting means in terms of the theater?
Essay Topic 5
Discuss the term "metaphysics." Define this term and relate how the author uses it regarding the theater.
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the term "Mise en Scene." What does this term mean? How does Artaud describe it? Of what importance is it to The Theater of Cruelty?
Essay Topic 7
In "The Alchemical...
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