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Antonin Artaud Writing Styles in The Theater and Its Double

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Antonin Artaud was an incredibly talented artist. He excelled as an actor, writer and poet. He was a renowned cinema actor in the early 1920s, yet he abandoned his acting career in cinema when sound was added to movies. Because his work was mostly theoretical, he also had an enormous influence on the modern trends in philosophy which are related to the domain of arts. Artaud was a complex character who struggled with deep personality and psychological problems. During his lifetime, his successes were enormous, but his failures turned out to be much worse, both in terms of personal and public achievements. Given his personality and situation, he was more at ease with writing poetry than with delivering extended narrative and precise descriptions. Antonin Artaud writes using a very dense prose that relies on the power of association to convey its message. His arguments are not necessarily crystal...

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