theater cruelty

theater of cruelty

a form of surrealist theater originated by Antonin Artaud and emphasizing the cruelty of human existence by portraying sadistic acts and intense suffering.

1950–55; translation of French théâtre de la cruauté Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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