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Discuss the commercialization of the arts in general. Why do people prefer cinema to theater? What are the advantages of theater compared to cinema, if any? Which media is closer to life?

Besides theater, can you name other types of art thatare based on pre-written texts (or scripts)? Do you think it would be possible (or even useful) to take the scripted text away from them and still come up with a valid product?

Antonin Artaud personally suffered from major physical and psychological disorders as well as drug addiction. Obviously, his problems affected the way he perceived theater. Do you think that these personal problems tainted his theory to the point of invalidating it?

Pick a theme randomly and write a script for a short play (30 seconds or less) based on the principles in Artaud's "Theater of Cruelty." Discuss and compare versions between teams or students.

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