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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 a major figure 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 1,231,031 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 54 in 2019). Antonin Artaud is the 278th most popular writer (down from 267th in 2019), the 324th most popular biography from France (down from 309th in 2019) and the 49th 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 278 out of 5,755Before him are Percy Bysshe Shelley, Carl Spitteler, Guillaume de Machaut, C. S. Lewis, Alexandra Feodorovna, and Paul Valéry. After him are Marcus Terentius Varro, Shota Rustaveli, Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau, Eugenio Montale, Primo Levi, and Amos Oz.

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Among people born in 1896, Antonin Artaud ranks 11Before him are Georgy Zhukov, André Breton, Imre Nagy, Tristan Tzara, Roman Jakobson, and Konstantin Rokossovsky. After him are Eugenio Montale, Trygve Lie, Klement Gottwald, Andrei Zhdanov, Paula Hitler, and Gerty Cori. Among people deceased in 1948, Antonin Artaud ranks 9Before him are Mileva Marić, Osamu Dazai, Hideki Tojo, Edvard Beneš, Franz Lehár, and Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. After him are Andrei Zhdanov, Walther von Brauchitsch, Karl Brandt, Babe Ruth, Folke Bernadotte, and Johannes Blaskowitz.

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In France

Among people born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 324 out of 6,011Before him are Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805), Carlo Buonaparte (1746), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon (1707), Sophie Germain (1776), and Paul Valéry (1871). After him are Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Denis Papin (1647), Marcel Marceau (1923), Henry VII, Holy Roman Emperor (1275), Claude of France (1499), and Olivier Messiaen (1908).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Antonin Artaud ranks 49Before him are Germaine de Staël (1766), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Chrétien de Troyes (1135), Françoise Sagan (1935), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), and Paul Valéry (1871). After him are Honoré Gabriel Riqueti, comte de Mirabeau (1749), Marguerite de Navarre (1492), Roger Martin du Gard (1881), Prosper Mérimée (1803), Gregory of Tours (538), and François Mauriac (1885).