Today is Antonin Artaud's birthday. We draw your attention to our 2011 Artaud birthday posting - here
(See also our postings here and here)
[Antonin Artaud - Self-Portrait, December 17, 1946]
Looking ahead to the Spring of next year [2015 (sic)], Canadian theatre-director, actor, performer, Christian LaPointe is planning to read non-stop the entire Artaud oeuvre! - (you'll be able to follow along on-line) - all 8,517 pages!
("In the Theater of Cruelty, you have this idea of the performer who is white hot, who goes to the limits of his capacity, who is like a cry that comes out of the fire".."If you come to see someone reading for three days straight [as will be the case with LaPointe's performance], there is something cruel in it")
[*** 2015 update - the Artaud marathon - he didn't quite succeed, but he did pretty well - 2,528 pages
There's some sections from it - here]
In the meantime, there is also - and always - this - the unforgettable voice of "Le Mômo"
(from "To Have Done With The Judgement of God" ("Pour en finir avec le jugement de dieu") (still, after all these years, mighty disturbing!)