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
Stein Jarle Nilsen