Antonin Artaud, from Theatre and Its Double

All true alchemists know alchemical symbols are chimeras just as theatre is a chimera. And this eternal reference to the fundamental principles and objects in theatre, found in almost all alchemist texts, ought to be understood as a feeling (the alchemists being extraordinarily conscious of it) of the similarity there is between the level on which characters, objects, portrayals and in a general way everything which makes up theatre’s virtual reality develops, and the purely assumed, dreamlike level on which alchemist signs are evolved.

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