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Antonin Artaud

Antonin ArtaudAKA Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud

Born: 4-Sep-1896
Birthplace: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
Died: 4-Mar-1948
Location of death: Ivry-sur-Seine, Val-de-Marne, France
Cause of death: Accident - Overdose
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Marseille, Marseille, France

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Playwright, Poet

Nationality: France
Executive summary: Theater of Cruelty

Military service: French army (1916)

Father: Antoine-Roi Artaud
Mother: Euphrasie Nalpas

    High School: Collège du Sacré-Cœur (1914)

    Stabbed
    Nervous Breakdown
    Vagrancy Dublin, Ireland (23-Sep-1937)
    Deported from Ireland to France (1937)
    Shock Treatment (1943-44)
    Institutionalized
    Coma
    Greek Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Meningitis, Stuttering, Depression, Opium, Heroin, Cocaine, Peyote

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Crimson Dynasty (Nov-1935)
    Lucrezia Borgia (1935)
    Liliom (27-Apr-1934)
    Joan of Arc (21-Apr-1928) · Jean Massieu
    Napoléon (7-Apr-1927)

Author of books:
Theater of Cruelty (1932, manifesto)
The Theater and Its Double (1944, dramatic theory)



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