Antonin Artaud

1896 - 1948

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Antoine Marie Joseph Paul Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (pronounced [ɑ̃tɔnɛ̃ aʁto]; 4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French writer, poet, dramatist, visual artist, essayist, actor and theatre director. He 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Antonin Artaud has received more than 1,121,643 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Antonin Artaud is the 267th most popular writer (down from 258th in 2019), the 310th most popular biography from France (down from 291st in 2019) and the 51st most popular French Writer.

Antonin Artaud was a French playwright, actor, and poet. He is most famous for his writing on the theater, especially his work The Theater and Its Double.

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Among writers, Antonin Artaud ranks 267 out of 5,794Before him are Ali-Shir Nava'i, Henryk Sienkiewicz, Jaroslav Hašek, Taras Shevchenko, Marcus Terentius Varro, and Mario Puzo. After him are Shota Rustaveli, Amos Oz, Fuzûlî, Carlos Castaneda, Friedrich Hölderlin, and Peter Drucker.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 310 out of 5,234Before him are Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1645), Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Fernand Braudel (1902), Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), and Gustave Moreau (1826). After him are Philippe II, Duke of Orléans (1674), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Eugène de Beauharnais (1781), François Hollande (1954), Paul Valéry (1871), and Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 51Before him are Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Alphonse Daudet (1840), Germaine de Staël (1766), Frédéric Mistral (1830), and Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749). After him are Paul Valéry (1871), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), François Mauriac (1885), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), and Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark (1934).