André Antoine's Film Theory

Liebman, Stuart
March 1984
Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media;Spring84, Issue 24, p32
Academic Journal
The article offers information on the film theory of André Antoine. Known as an actor, director, and producer, he earned his popularity as an artist from the significant changes in modern French political and cultural life. His notable ideas on the theory of drama may be attributed to his interest in reading the works of Dénis Diderot. The author stresses that Antoine acknowledges the dependence of realism in the theater on costumes, decor, and language. An overview of the life and works of Antoine is provided.


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