Martin Esslin is one of the most respected and knowledgeable
writers on serious drama and literature of the 20th century. His "Theatre
of the Absurd" is a modern classic among his many other influential books.
His biography of Artaud covers the life and work of the man who has
probably done more than anyone to change the course of theatricle
production since the 1920s. Artaud was also a playwright, an actor, a poet
and a creative writer whose enourmous output is found in every literary
form. His "Theatre and its Double" is required reading on every drama
course. Esslin's understanding of and sympathy for the French writer and
theorist is apparent on every page, and it makes this book of great
importance to anyone interested in Artaud or the modern theatre.
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Book Description Fontana Press, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0006338313