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Brecht, Artaud, Campbell: The Making of Jean-Claude van Itallie's A Fable

Brecht, Artaud, Campbell: The Making of Jean-Claude van Itallie's A Fable Brecht, Artaud, Campbell: The Making of Jean-Claude van Itallie's A Fable Gene A. Plunka The Comparatist, Volume 26, May 2002, pp. 83-98 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2002.0017 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414737/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:54 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPAKATIST BRECHT, ARTAUD, CAMPBELL: THE MAKING OF JEAN-CLAUDE VAN ITALLIE'S A FABLE Gene A. PIunka During an interview with Ruth Robinson, Jean-Claude van Itallie re- called an article that Peter Weiss wrote for the Times in which he stated that the quintessential union of form and content in the modern theater would blend the seemingly antithetical principles of Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud (1). Weiss, of course, achieved this goal in Marat/Sade, often cited by van Itallie as the apex of modern drama, particularly the 1964 Peter Brook staging of the play. In the Robinson interview, van Itallie concurs with Weiss in accepting the synthesis of Brechtian stage techniques and Artaudian Theatre of Cruelty as the acme of theatrical achievement (1). Van Itallie would never acknowledge, however, that any of his plays are conscious attempts to combine the theoretical con- structs of Brecht and Artaud on stage; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Brecht, Artaud, Campbell: The Making of Jean-Claude van Itallie's A Fable

The Comparatist , Volume 26 – Oct 3, 2012

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Brecht, Artaud, Campbell: The Making of Jean-Claude van Itallie's A Fable Gene A. Plunka The Comparatist, Volume 26, May 2002, pp. 83-98 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2002.0017 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414737/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:54 GMT from JHU Libraries THE COMPAKATIST BRECHT, ARTAUD, CAMPBELL: THE MAKING OF JEAN-CLAUDE VAN ITALLIE'S A FABLE Gene A. PIunka During an interview with Ruth Robinson, Jean-Claude van Itallie re- called an article that Peter Weiss wrote for the Times in which he stated that the quintessential union of form and content in the modern theater would blend the seemingly antithetical principles of Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud (1). Weiss, of course, achieved this goal in Marat/Sade, often cited by van Itallie as the apex of modern drama, particularly the 1964 Peter Brook staging of the play. In the Robinson interview, van Itallie concurs with Weiss in accepting the synthesis of Brechtian stage techniques and Artaudian Theatre of Cruelty as the acme of theatrical achievement (1). Van Itallie would never acknowledge, however, that any of his plays are conscious attempts to combine the theoretical con- structs of Brecht and Artaud on stage;

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