theater of cruelty
a form of surrealist theater originated by Antonin Artaud and emphasizing the cruelty of human existence by portraying sadistic acts and intense suffering.
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Origin of theater of cruelty
1950–55; translation of French théâtre de la cruauté
Words nearby theater of cruelty
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