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"Angel Eyes" that dark angel standing in the corner observing the shadows of man pass him by - he has angel eyes that shine high beam bright bushfires that light the entire transparent padded room parade dance cards lit he’s biding his time in the theatre of cruelty in disguise a wall flower watching the befuddled world fall to climb he sees it all truth borne from unconscious mind that dark angel standing in the corner observing the shadows of man pass him by he has angel eyes (LadyLabyrinth / 2022) “Angel Eyes” / Bryan Ferry https://youtu.be/ykWxzQ1RoI8 “Spin the eddies of the sky inside these black petals Shadows have covered the earth that bears us. Open a pathway to the plough amongst your stars. Enlighten us, escort us with your host, Silver legions, on the mortal course Which we strive towards at the core of night.” (Jardin Noir, Antonin Artaud) “The Nerve Meter" / Antonin Artaud, French. https://www.best-poems.net/antonin_artaud/the_nerve_meter.html "Oh, Angel eyes On the wing And open wide No matter now How high the moon shine Down on me Oh, Angel eyes Seems to me You fill the skies I'm far below So let your love light Shine on me ..." Antonin Artaud, French, (4 Sept 1896 – 4 Mar 1948) French writer, poet, dramatist, visual artist, essayist, actor and theatre director. "Antonin Artaud is widely recognized as one of the major figures of the European avant-garde. In particular, he had a profound influence on twentieth-century theatre through his conceptualization of the Theatre of Cruelty. Known for his raw, surreal and transgressive work, his texts explored themes from the cosmologies of ancient cultures, philosophy, the occult, mysticism and indigenous Mexican and Balinese practices. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Artaud https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/antonin-artaud Mapping Antonin Artaud https://jacket2.org/commentary/mapping-antonin-artaud Antonin Artaud and The Surrealists https://jacket2.org/commentary/artaud-and-surrealists Antonin Artaud / Excommunication from The Surrealists; Theatre. https://jacket2.org/commentary/artaud-theater "Artaud’s separation from the Surrealists was not amicable. A rough break was perhaps inevitable considering the Surrealists’ tendency toward confrontation and disruption, a disposition further provoked by the view that Artaud was a sell-out. Luis Buñuel, who joined the Surrealists after Artaud left, describes this rebellious spirit in his memoir, My Last Breath: “All of us were supporters of a certain concept of revolution, and although the surrealists didn’t consider themselves terrorists, they were constantly fighting a society they despised. Their principal weapon wasn’t guns, of course: it was scandal. The real purpose of surrealism was not to create a new literary, artistic, or even philosophical movement, but to explode the social order, to transform life itself. “The simplest surrealist gesture consists in going out into the street, gun in hand, and taking pot shots at the crowd.” While the Surrealists were ready to attack their own on moral grounds, evidenced by the continuous expulsion of members from the group, they would also stand with those former members when the situation called for it. Luis Buñuel was the creator—along with Salvador Dalí—of the film Un Chien Andalou. In recalling the film’s premiere, Buñuel points toward both the revolutionary spirit and a momentary reconciliation between the Surrealists and Artaud: “ (interesting blog this one...) Antonin Artaud: From Theatre to Asylum https://jacket2.org/commentary/artaud-theater-asylum Antonin Through the Looking Glass https://jacket2.org/commentary/artaud-through-looking-glass Theatre of Cruelty/Antonin Artaud https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theatre_of_Cruelty LYRICS/ "Angel Eyes", Bryan Ferry https://genius.com/Roxy-music-angel-eyes-lyrics

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Date: 10/20/2022 1:46:00 AM
"The Nerve Meter" by Antonin Artaud
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Date: 10/20/2022 1:46:00 AM
https://www.best-poems.net/antonin_artaud/the_nerve_meter.html
Date: 10/20/2022 1:45:00 AM
"The Human Face" by Antonin Artaurd / Blackout (Poetry & Politics).
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Date: 10/20/2022 1:45:00 AM
https://my-blackout.com/2018/08/24/antonin-artaud-works-on-paper/
Date: 10/20/2022 1:42:00 AM
"Van Gogh, The Suicide Provoked by Society" / Antonin Artaud, 1947.
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Date: 10/20/2022 2:02:00 AM
"No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modelled, constructed, or invented anything, except in order to extricate himself from hell." Artaud.
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Date: 10/20/2022 1:42:00 AM
Review/Van Gogh/Artaud: The Man Suicided by Society / Musée d’Orsay, Paris 11 March – 6 July 2014/ by Darran Anderson. - https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/van-gogh-artaud-the-man-suicided-by-society
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Date: 10/20/2022 1:42:00 AM
"Van Gogh - The Suicide Provoked by Society"/ by Artonin Artaud, 1947 - https://monoskop.org/images/9/9b/Artaud_Antonin_Van_Gogh_the_Suicide_Provoked_by_Society.pdf
Date: 10/17/2022 4:04:00 PM
"The Theatre & Its Double" Antonin Artaud, 1958. English Translation, 1958 edition.
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Date: 10/17/2022 4:28:00 PM
https://www.mccc.edu/pdf/vpa228/the%20theater%20and%20its%20double%20-%20artaud.pdf
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Date: 10/17/2022 4:04:00 PM
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/first/en122/lecturelist2019-20/antonin-artaud-the-theater-and-its-double-translated-by-mary-caroline-richards.pdf
Date: 10/17/2022 3:45:00 PM
"Six Poems & Revolt Against Poetry" / Antonin Artaurd, translated by R.J. Dent
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Date: 10/17/2022 3:45:00 PM
http://www.literaryorphans.org/playdb/antonin-artaud-six-poems-revolt-against-poetry-translated-by-r-j-dent/
Date: 10/17/2022 3:43:00 PM
"Antonin Artaud’s Alternate Genealogies: Self-Portraits and Family Romances" / John C. Stout. (will post link free e-book when found).
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Date: 10/17/2022 3:43:00 PM
"Most readers know Antonin Artaud as a theorist of the theatre and as a playwright, director and actor "manque." Now, John C. Stout's highly original study installs Artaud as a writer and theorist of biography. In "Alternate Genealogies" Stout analyzes two separate but interrelated preoccupations central to Artaud s work: the self-portrait and the family romance. He shows how Artaud, in several important but relatively neglected texts, rewrites the life stories of historical and literary figures with whom he identifies (for example, Paolo Ucello, Abelard, Van Gogh and Shelley s Francesco Cenci) in an attempt to reinvent himself through the image, or life, of another.
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Date: 10/17/2022 3:43:00 PM
Throughout the book Stout focusses on Artaud's struggles to recover the sense of self that eludes him and to master the reproductive process by recreating the family in and as his own fantasies of it. With this research John C. Stout has added considerably to our understanding of Artaud. His book will be much appreciated by theatre scholars, Artaud specialists, Freudians, Lacanians and both theorists and practitioners of life writing. "
Date: 10/17/2022 3:40:00 PM
"The Double", a novel introduction to Atonin Artaud & Robert Desnos, by Author: Nonpersonne
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Date: 10/17/2022 3:41:00 PM
https://artauddesnosthenovel.com/
Date: 10/17/2022 3:39:00 PM
Women's Stage: Female Characters in Antonin Artaud's "Theatre of Cruelty"/ Gerard Sharpling, French Studies, Paper.
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Date: 10/17/2022 3:39:00 PM
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40838342