theatre of cruelty

noun

a type of theatre advocated by Antonin Artaud in Le Théâtre et son double that seeks to communicate to its audience a sense of pain, suffering, and evil, using gesture, movement, sound, and symbolism rather than language

Nearby words

  1. theater-in-the-round,
  2. theatergoer,
  3. theatine,
  4. theatines,
  5. theatre,
  6. theatre of the absurd,
  7. theatre-in-the-round,
  8. theatrical,
  9. theatrical film,
  10. theatricalism

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