(Bilde CC Ren Powell)
While the fin de siècle had «popular theater» as always, the artists continued to try to express the human condition, and to make the world a better place (well, maybe not the dadaists).
Some of them worked like scientists. Some like priests and demons.
Inspired by Darwin (the actual scientist)
– Cause & Effect – Logical
Priests and demons:
Inspired by Freud (he gets credit, though there were others) – Spirituelle – Intuitivt
Langs kontiuumet fra det abtrakt til det ikke-representasjonal.
(Remember, Brecht began as an expressionist – then jumped entirely over to the other branch: subjective to objective. When the surrealists began leaning toward politics – and therefore kind of spilling out of the modernists «subjective» bubble – Artaud dug much deeper into where the surrealists were experimenting to create his Theatre of Cruelty.)