Antonin Artaud

1896 - 1948

Antonin Artaud

Antoine Marie Joseph Paul Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (French: [aʁto]; 4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde. He is best known for conceptualizing a 'Theatre of Cruelty'. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonin Artaud has received more than 821,962 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 260th most popular writer.

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Among writers, Antonin Artaud ranks 258 out of 4,883Before him are Karen Blixen, Terry Pratchett, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ian Fleming, and Jack Kerouac. After him are Mansur Al-Hallaj, Alfonso X of Castile, Dario Fo, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Lope de Vega, and Peter Drucker.

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Among people born in 1896, Antonin Artaud ranks 10Before him are Lev Vygotsky, Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, and Roman Jakobson. After him are Konstantin Rokossovsky, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, Andrei Zhdanov, and Paula Hitler. Among people deceased in 1948, Antonin Artaud ranks 7Before him are Mahatma Gandhi, Sergei Eisenstein, Mileva Marić, Franz Lehár, Edvard Beneš, and Hideki Tojo. After him are Walther von Brauchitsch, Ferdinand I of Bulgaria, Osamu Dazai, Andrei Zhdanov, Folke Bernadotte, and Karl Brandt.

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In France

Among people born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 292 out of 4,109Before him are Joseph-Ignace Guillotin (1738), Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894), Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac (1778), Diane de Poitiers (1499), Charles Messier (1730), and Eugène Viollet-le-Duc (1814). After him are Georges de La Tour (1593), Georges-Eugène Haussmann (1809), Michel Platini (1955), Jean Renoir (1894), Jean Baudrillard (1929), and James I of Aragon (1208).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 48Before him are W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Pierre Corneille (1606), Henri Charrière (1906), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), and Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894). After him are Alphonse Daudet (1840), Germaine de Staël (1766), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), François Mauriac (1885), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), and Roger Martin du Gard (1881).

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