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 Antonin Artaud

Antonin Artaud

Birth
Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Death 4 Mar 1948 (aged 51)
Ivry-sur-Seine, Departement du Val-de-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Burial Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Memorial ID 12281 · View Source
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Writer, Actor. Born in Marseille, France, he was a French playwright, actor and theatre director. In 1920, he moved to Paris to pursue a career as a writer and soon started performing on the stage. He soon gained an interest in cinema and wrote the scenario for the first Surrealist film, "The Seashell and the Clergymen" (1928). It was also at this time he performed in the films "Napoleon" and "The Passion of Joan of Arc". During the 1930s, he ran the Alfred Jarry Theatre, where he wrote, produced and directed many original works and published his best known book, "The Theatre and it's Double (1938). For the next ten years, he wrote poems for ballet, manifestos for theatre and released a volumes of works such as "Porché", "Voyage to the Land of Tarahumara" and "The Theatre of Cruelty". He died of cancer in Paris, France.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 6 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12281
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Antonin Artaud (4 Sep 1896–4 Mar 1948), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12281, citing Cimetière Saint-Pierre, Marseille, Departement des Bouches-du-Rhône, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .