"Pour en finir avec le jugement de Dieu - Ending the Judgement of God".
Author: Antonin Artaud (France 1896 - 1948)
Genre: Radio play
Production: DLF 1997
Director: Antonin Artaud / Götz Naleppa
Music: Antonin Artaud
Length: 38 min.
Antonin Artaud, Maria Casarès, Roger Blin, Paul Thévenin, Christian Brückner
Bilingual version of the radio play by Antonin Artaud
In November 1947, the French radio station offered the literary eccentric Antonin Artaud to prepare a radiophonic lecture for the programme 'La voix des poètes'. Artaud, back in Paris after a nine-year stay in psychiatric clinics, saw the chance to give another sample of his 'Theatre of Cruelty'.
Schluss mit dem Gottesgericht" was rehearsed and recorded over six days. However, the radio play was taken out of the programme one day before the broadcast date 'because of impropriety'.
The piece can be heard in the original French version with a dubbing track that can be adjusted by the listener.