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The Cenci Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Further Study

Discuss The Cenci in terms of the emotional response of its audience. In what ways is the play shocking? How do you think Artaud intended his audience to react to the play? How does he go about inspiring this response? In what ways does he succeed, and in what ways does he fail? Describe your reaction to the play, paying particular attention to how it shocked or disturbed you, and compare it with the reaction of your peers.

There are many myths and idealizations about Artaud's life. Research his biography, including his early life and his long battle with mental illness, and compare fact with fiction. How and why were the myths about Artaud developed? How did Artaud's health impact his artistic career? How was he perceived by his contemporaries and how has he been perceived by subsequent generations?

Read Artaud's famous book The Theatre and...

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