Drama. Antonin Artaud is one of the two or three most influential innovators of the twentieth centruy, whose theoried, production ideas along with his writings and plays have broght a new poetic impulse and dynamic intensity to the stage, replacing the naturalistic theatre that preceded his own. In this volume of COLLECTED WORK, we see Artaud's early formulations of his theories on theatre in general, and the genesis of the theatre of cruelty. In particular, the volume contains the famous manifestos of the revolutionary Alfred Jarry Theatre, productions plans, notes and critical articles. Also included is a series of articles on literature and the plastic arts, written during the same period. The variety and humour of such a wide range of work certainly constitutes a fertile source for those seeking a new approach to theatre and its allied arts. Translated and with an introduction by Victor Corti.