|born on||17 November 1899 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )|
|Place||Pinsac, France, 44n51, 1e31|
|Timezone||LMT m1e31 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||24°54' 25°13 Asc. 15°34'|
French surrealist playwright and poet.
As a young man, he was influenced by symbolism and the writings of Lautréamont and Alfred Jarry, and he developed a passion for theatre and poetry. A year after his baccalauréat, he published a collection of poems, Le Faune noir.
During his three-year-long military service, he met Marcel Arland, François Baron, Georges Limbour and René Crevel, who together founded the literary revue, Aventure. Through the group, Vitrac met André Breton and Louis Aragon at Café Certa in 1921, where many Dada activities took place until it became one of the surrealist group's headquarters. In the early twenties, Vitrac joined the surrealist movement and contributed to the first few editions of La Révolution Surréaliste. Slowly segregated from the group along with Antonin Artaud, together they created the Théatre Alfred-Jarry in 1926, where they produced some of their most important plays.
From 1931, he worked as a journalist while further exploring burlesque style playwriting, which often operated between boulevard comedy and intimate tragedy.
He died 22 January 1952, aged 52.
Gauquelin vol 6
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
- Vocation : Writers : Poet