Who is Artaud?
Artaud was a famous theater director.
He was mainly influenced by Charles Dullin and Georges Pitoeff in the 1920s.
By 1926 he was a famous man.
Whats is the theatre of cruelty?
...a type of theatre advocated by Antonin Artaud in Le Théâtre et son double that seeks to communicate to its audience a sense of pain, suffering, and evil, using gesture, movement, sound, and symbolism rather than language
... a style of painting, music, or drama in which the artist or writer seeks to express the inner world of emotion rather than external reality.