Watch Artaud on Film
Rent a copy of "Napoleon" or one of the other films in which the young Artaud performed. Watch it with the class and ask students to write a brief paper discussing it.
Research Artaud's Direction
Study the history of Antonin Artaud's plays and find a review of one production from his history. Bring this review to the class and discuss the elements of the piece, what the critic thought of it, etc.
Design a Set
Using the author's discussion on set and scenery, allow students to study a play and design a set for that play.
Conquest of Mexico
Using Artaud's outline for "Conquest of Mexico," students should write a brief paper discussing how they would implement Artaud's methods to create this piece.
Taking into account the author/director's feelings about preparation going into rehearsal, students should write a brief (2 page) paper...
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