Antonin Artaud (1896-1948) was an French theatre director.
Although his play, "Les Cenci (The Cenci)" in 1935, was a failure, his concept of the Theatre of Cruelty, intended to release feelings usually repressed in the unconscious, has been an important influence on modern dramatists such as Camus and Genet and on directors and producers.
Declared insane in 1936, Antonin Artaud was confined in an asylum.
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Antonin Artaud was a French playwright and theatre director.