The Philosophers' Stone

Premiére date1 May. 1997
Produced byThe Theatre of Cruelty
Based onThe Philosophers' Stone by Antonin Artaud
AudienceAdults
LanguageNorwegian
ExpressionsTheatre of the absurd, Physical theatre
Running period1 May. 1997  —  1999
WebsiteGRUSOMHETENS TEATER

About The Philosophers' Stone

The Philosophers' Stone (1997) was a production by The Theatre of Cruelty.

At the webpage of The Theatre of Cruelty the following, among other things, is written about The Philosophers' Stone:

"Onstage a triangle drama with metaphysical subtext is played out. Artaud's dream was to create a new human without using the God-given machine-like automatism of copulation, that is, without using physical organs. This must be regarded as a political vision. Like the alchemists' regarded the philosopher's stone as a tool to transformation, Artaud's mission was to find a tool to transform humans without contributionfrom God, so that life could be recreated. These thoughts and metaphors are part of his theatrical piece." 

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The Theatre of Cruelty directs thanks to: Fretex Elevator, The Norwegian Theatre.

The Philosophers' Stone by The Theatre of Cruelty was supported by: Arts Council Norway, the municipality of Oslo and The Fund for Performing Artists.

Sources:

E-mail from The Theatre of Cruelty, 06.06.2012

The Theatre of Cruelty, grusomhetensteater.no, 30.06.2012, http://www.grusomhetensteater.no/2011/11/de-vises-sten-%E2%80%94-1997/