1896: Born September 4, Marseille, France. He is the youngest of 9 children – only 3 survived childhood
1920-1922: Living in Paris and begins working at the Atelier Theatre Company
1923: Works as an actor at Pitoëff’s at the Comédia des Champes-Elysées
1924: Joins the surrealist movement
1925: Publishes Le pése-Nerfs and l’Ombilic des Limbres. Stars as Marat in the film Napoleon
1926-27: Breaks with the surrealists, founds Alfred Jarry Theatre and acts in the film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc
1936: Goes to Mexico and meets the Tarahumaras Indians
1937: Publishes Les Nouvells révélations de l’Etre. Leaves for Ireland. Immediately upon his return his is committed to an obligatory confinement at three different mental hospitals
1938: While he is in the asylum his book Le Théâtre et Son Double is published
1943: Transfered to the hospital at Rodez
1945: Les Tarahumaras is published
1946: Lettres de Rodez is published. “The Committee of the Friends of Artaud” is established and headed by Jean Paulhan.
1947: Artaud visits the Van Gogh exhibition
1948: His radio broadcast Pour en Finir avec le Jugement de Deu is banned
1948: Antonin Artaud dies in Ivry on March 4
Film notes from the The True Story of Artaud and the Momo.
Directed by Gerard Mordillat and Jerome Prieur. 1994.