The Theater’s Double

Just as I am beginning to move toward creating a piece of theater that is both more visceral, and more darkly metaphysical, I read this by Artaud:

“…the theater must… be considered as the Double… of another archetypal and dangerous reality, a reality of which the Principals, like dolphins, once they have shown their heads, hurry to dive back into the obscurity of the deep.

For this reality is not human but inhuman, and people with their customs count for very little in it”

It seems we must reach beyond the human if we are to find a deeper reality. Our sense of things is infinitely distorted by language, and by the false authority of concepts. What lies beneath?

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