Author: Diego Santos Sánchez
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
The Panic Theatre is a set of plays conceived by Fernando Arrabal between 1957 and 1966, the author's first years in Paris. Composed at the zenith of the avant-garde movement, they convey a radically new and challenging theatricality whose cornerstone is their ceremonial shape. The plays' underlying panic ceremony is thoroughly studied in light of Arrabal's programmatice text 'Le Panique, ' that singles out three key concepts responsible for artistic creation: memory, chance and confusion.