THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

ABOUT THE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE

The Philosophers’ Stone, a threeway drama with metaphysical undercurrents, was written by Antoin Artaud in 1927. Artaud dreamt of assembling a new man, making no use of the divine automatism that asserts itself through the use of genitals for copulation. This must be considered a political vision. Just like ’the philosophers’ stone’ played a crucial role in the alchemists’ attempts at metamorphosis, so was Artaud’s idea to invent a means of altering man without divine intervention, so that life may be resurrected in true autonomy.

 

The play was performed at:
Black Box Teater, Oslo 1997
Den Nationale Scene Bergen and  Hedmark Teater, Lillehammer 1998
PIT Porsgrunn Internasjonale Teaterfestival 1999

Directed by

Lars Øyno

Scenography/costymes

Hanne Horte

Coreography assistant

Lise Eger

Composer/musician

Øyvind Borgemoen

Masks

Britt-Helen Riise

Lighting

Morten Reinan

Stage manager

Alexandra Heyerdahl

Photo

Stein Jarle Nilsen

With

Hanne Dieserud
Martin Slaatto
Robert Skjærstad

Year

1997