The Theatre Of Grotowski

Author: Jennifer Kumiega
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Towards A Poor Theatre

Author: Jerzy Grotowski
Editor: Methuen Drama
ISBN: 9780413349101
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Jerzy Grotowski created the Theatre Laboratory in 1959 in Opole in south-west Poland. His work since then, with a small permanent company, has become a source of interest to many modern directors. This is a record of the ideas that have motivated the work of the Theatre Laboratory.

Towards A Poor Theatre

Author: Jerzy Grotowski
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136745858
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Originally published in 1968, Jerzy Grotowski's groundbreaking book is available once again. As a record of Grotowski's theatrical experiments, this book is an invaluable resource to students and theater practioners alike.

The Grotowski Sourcebook

Author: RICHARD SCHECHNER
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136167358
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This acclaimed volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Grotowski's life and work. Edited by the two leading experts on Grotowski, the sourcebook features: *essays from the key performance theorists who worked with Grotowski, including Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Jan Kott, Eric Bentley, Harold Clurman, and Charles Marowitz *writings which trace every phase of Grotowski's career from his 'theatre of production' to 'objective drama' and 'art as vehicle' *a wide-ranging collection of Grotowski's own writings, plus an interview with his closest collaborator and 'heir', Thomas Richards *an array of photographs documenting Grotowski and his followers in action *a historical-critical study of Grotowski by Richard Schechner.

The Post Traumatic Theatre Of Grotowski And Kantor

Author: Magda Romanska
Editor: Anthem Press
ISBN: 1783083212
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Despite its international influence, Polish theatre remains a mystery to many Westerners. This volume attempts to fill in current gaps in English-language scholarship by offering a historical and critical analysis of two of the most influential works of Polish theatre: Jerzy Grotowski’s ‘Akropolis’ and Tadeusz Kantor’s ‘Dead Class’. By examining each director’s representation of Auschwitz, this study provides a new understanding of how translating national trauma through the prism of performance can alter and deflect the meaning and reception of theatrical works, both inside and outside of their cultural and historical contexts.

At Work With Grotowski On Physical Actions

Author: Thomas Richards
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134802447
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`I consider this book a precious report that permits one to assimilate some of those simple and basic principles which the self-taught at times come to know, yet only after years of groping and errors. The book furnishes information regarding discoveries which the actor can understand in practice, without having to start each time from zero. Thomas Richards has worked with me systematically since 1985. Today he is my essential collaborator in the research dedicated to Art as Vehicle.' - from the Preface by Jerzy Grotowski

Acting With Grotowski

Author: Zbigniew Cynkutis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317613848
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‘Zbigniew Cynkutis’ writings constitute invaluable testimony of his work with Jerzy Grotowski during the ‘theatre of productions’ phase and beyond. Cynkutis’ insights elucidate aspects of the Laboratory Theatre’s praxis and provide a unique perspective on the questions most often asked about Grotowski. Authored by one of the Laboratory Theatre’s most accomplished actors, this book draws on long-term theatre research and deep knowledge of the craft of acting to offer practical advice indispensable to the professional and aspiring actor alike. The volume offers the English-speaking reader an unprecedented richness of primary source material, which sheds new light on the practical work of one of the most influential theatre directors of the 20th century. Cynkutis’ voice is sincere and direct, and will continue to inspire new generations of theatre practitioners.’ – Dominika Laster, Yale University Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life explores the actor-director dynamic through the experience of Zbigniew Cynkutis, one of Polish director Jerzy Grotowski’s foremost collaborators. Cynkutis’s work as an actor, combined with his later work as a director and theatre manager, gave him a visionary overview based on precise embodied understanding. Cynkutis’s writings yield numerous insights into the commitment needed to make innovative, challenging theatre. A central component of Acting with Grotowski is his distinctive approach to training: ‘Conversations with the Body’ includes a range of techniques and approaches to warming up, rehearsing and creating work from a physical starting point, beautifully illustrated by Bill Ireland. The book comprises reflections and practical suggestions on a range of subjects – theatre and culture, improvisation, ethics, group dynamics, and Cynkutis’s vision for the Wrocław Second Studio. It contains visual and textual materials from Cynkutis’s own private archive, such as diary entries and letters. Acting with Grotowski demonstrates the thin line that separates life and art when an artist works with extreme commitment in testing political and social conditions.

Rethinking Religion In The Theatre Of Grotowski

Author: Catharine Christof
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1351854623
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This book opens a new interdisciplinary frontier between religion and theatre studies to illuminate what has been seen as the religious, or spiritual, nature of Polish theatre director Jerzy Grotowski’s work. It corrects the lacunae in both theatre studies and religious studies by examining the interaction between the two fields in his artistic output. The central argument of the text is that through an embodied and materialist approach to religion, developed in the work of Michel Foucault and religious studies scholar Manuel Vasquez, as well as a critical reading of the concepts of the New Age, a new understanding of Grotowski and religion can be developed. It is possible to show how Grotowski’s work articulated spiritual experience within the body; achieving a removal of spirituality from ecclesial authorities and relocating spiritual experience within the body of the performer. This is a unique analysis of one of the 20th Century’s most famous theatrical figures. As such, it is a vital reference for academics in both Religion and Theatre Studies that have an interest in the spiritual aspects of Grotowski’s work.

Jerzy Grotowski Primitivism And Spiritual Therapy In The Neo Avantgarde

Author: Tulsi Gaddam
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Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Art - Installation / Action/Performance Art / Modern Art, grade: 8/10, University of Groningen (Arts), course: Arts, Culture and Media, language: English, abstract: In this essay, Grotowki's interest in the Avantgarde concept of primitivism in relation to the spiritual healing of the community will be explored through three phases in his work. Poor Theatre, Paratheatre and Theatre of Sources. In addition, an exploration of the phases in Grotowski's theories, the evolution of Grotowski's performance theories will be analyzed in the context of communal healing of the spirit through ritual and use of primordial forms of theatre. This essay applies an Anthropological approach to Grotowski and his use of ritual as it concerns itself with the relationship between society, theatre and the ideas conceived by the two. This essay explores Grotowski's preoccupation with the Neo-Avantgarde notion of returning to the 'roots of theatre' explored through the phases of Poor Theatre, Paratheatre and Theatre of Sources in order advocate for the 'spiritual healing' of the community. The Avantgarde is an artistic movement which followed Modernism, and can be considered an early phase of Post-Modernism. The Avantgarde can be split into two phases: The Historical Avantgarde, which began prior to World War II, and the Neo-Avant garde, which followed it. The Neo-Avantgarde can be classified as a period of experimentation between the 1950s and 1960s by practitioners such as Jerzy Grotowskiand Richard Schechner. Avant-garde Theatre, defines the ideology as a "philosophical grouping...linked by a specific attitude to western society, a particular aesthetic approach, and the aim of transforming the nature of theatrical performance" (Innes 4). The defining aspects of the Neo-Avantgarde are the interconnections in ideologies of the practitioners that dominated the movement and the rejection of western conventions and beliefs. This is explored throu

Voices From Within Grotowski S Polish Collaborators

Author: Paul Allain
Editor: Polish Theatre Perspectives
ISBN: 1910203025
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Voices from Within: Grotowski’s Polish Collaborators brings together, for the first time in English, the distinctive voices of renowned director Jerzy Grotowski’s Polish colleagues, providing a rare insight into different areas of their research and work. Through conversations, recollections, journal entries, images, working notes, and other testimonies, the collection opens up a range of perspectives on this changing practice — both within and beyond the theatre — from the actors, artists, designers, producers, administrators, and investigators who co-created it. The book spans the full period of Grotowski’s career, from the ‘theatre of productions’ phase, through paratheatre and Theatre of Sources, to the final phase of ‘Art as vehicle’ following his emigration from Poland. What emerges from these narratives is a genuinely collaborative endeavour that, as Grotowski himself comments within — in a note distributed with the Laboratory Theatre’s touring productions — is often mistakenly associated with ‘his name and his name alone’. Voices from Within makes an important contribution to international understanding of this work, by offering a multi-vocal ‘insiders’ account’ of the collective and individual searches, uncertainties, discoveries, and experiences that accompanied many of Grotowski’s long-time creative partnerships. This title is available in paperback and as an Open Access ebook.

Systems Of Rehearsal

Author: Shomit Mitter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134917104
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The gap between theory and practice in rehearsal is wide. many actors and directors apply theories without fully understanding them, and most accounts of rehearsal techniques fail to put the methods in context. Systems of Rehearsal is the first systematic appraisal of the three principal paradigms in which virtually all theatre work is conducted today - those developed by Stanislavsky, Brecht and Grotowski. The author compares each system ot the work of the contemporary director who, says Mitter, is the Great Imitator of each of them: Peter Brook. The result is the most comprehensive introduction to modern theatre available.

Le Th Tre En Pologne

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The Unwritten Grotowski

Author: Kris Salata
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136158111
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This book gives a new view on the legacy of Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999), one of the central, and yet misunderstood, figures who shaped 20th-century theatre, focusing on his least known last phase of work on ancient songs and the craft of the performer. Salata posits Grotowski’s work as philosophical practice, and more particularly, as practical research in the phenomenology of being, arguing that Grotowski’s departure from theatrical productions (and thus critical consideration) resulted from his uncompromising pursuit of one central problem, "What does it mean to reveal oneself?" — the very question that drove his stage directing work. The book demonstrates that the answer led him through the path of gradually stripping the theatrical phenomenon down to its most elemental aspect, which shows itself through the craft of the performer as a non-representational event. This particular quality released at the heights of the art of the performer is referred to as aliveness, or true liveness in this study in order to shift scholarly focus onto something that has always fascinated great theatre practitioners, including Stanislavski and Grotowski, and of which academic scholarship has limited grasp. Salata’s theoretical analysis of aliveness reaches out to phenomenology and a broad range of post-structural philosophy and critical theory, through which Grotowski’s project is portrayed as philosophical practice.

Grotowski S Empty Room

Author: Paul Allain
Editor: Seagull Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9781906497231
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Contributed articles on the works of Jerzy Grotowski, 1933-1999, Polish theatre director.

Theatre Ecology Cognition

Author: T. Paavolainen
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137277920
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How is performer-object interaction enacted and perceived in the theatre? How thereby are varieties of 'meaning' also enacted and perceived? Using cognitive theory and ecological ontology, Paavolainen investigates how the interplay of actors and objects affords a degree of enjoyment and understanding, whether or not the viewer speaks the language.

Grotowski S Bridge Made Of Memory

Author: Dominika Laster
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Polish theatre innovator Jerzy Grotowski s lifelong research, while taking various forms and undergoing multiple transformations, is unified by a single underlying propulsion: the work on the self with and through the other. Domnika Laster s book pulls together threads of various aspects of Grotowski s broadly construed notion of self-development from various phases of the theatre director s research in order to approach the totality of his complex understanding of human relationality and self-realization of the human being. Laster engages in a critical analysis of key aspects of Grotowski s notions and praxes associated with the work on self, including the (re)discovery of essence through the process of active remembering; the exploration of vigilance understood as enhanced states of awareness and an active wakefulness which lead to acts of witnessing and testification; the vertically structured work on the refinement of energies; and, finally, the numerous and complex lines of transmission conceived as a multidirectional process of relationality with the (imagined) ancestor to the broadly construed twin . While the present work explores these elements individually in order to elicit a fuller description and an in-depth analysis of each, all of these aspects are in reality various elements of one multifaceted and complex phenomenon of the work on oneself, which constituted one of Grotowski s most essential preoccupations. Through a critical and theoretical engagement with the conceptual framework that grew directly out of his research, the volume demonstrates the ways in which Grotowski s praxis constitutes a concrete and deliberate blurring of the boundaries of the self and other. "

The Director The Stage

Author: Edward Braun
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408149257
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Beginning with the triple impulses of Naturalism, symbolism and the grotesque, the bulk of the book concentrates on the most famous directors of this century - Stanislavski, Reinhardt, Graig, Meyerhold, Piscator, Brecht, Artuaud and Grotowski. Braun's guide is more practical than theoretical, delineating how each director changed the tradition that came before him.

Innovation And Tradition

Author: Francesca Spedalieri
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Abstract: Sicilian theatre actress, director, and playwright Emma Dante is one of the most intriguing figures of the contemporary Italian theatre scene. This thesis will explore how the theatre of Emma Dante finds its roots in both the European avant-garde of the late twentieth century and in the theatrical tradition of the Sicilian School. I will use Dante's first trilogy, La trilogia della famiglia siciliana, as a case study, paying particular attention to the last work of the trilogy, Vita mia. Throughout the thesis, I will take a historiographical approach to research, using a variety of primary and secondary sources, including personal interviews and DVD recordings of performances of Dante's company: Compagnia Sud Costa Occidentale. The introduction to the thesis will provide a short biography of the Sicilian director, a brief overview of her theatrical works, and a detailed description of La trilogia della famiglia siciliana. The first chapter will specifically look at the connections between the theatre of research pursued by Emma Dante, Tadeusz Kantor, and Jerzy Grotowski. Exploring differences and similarities among the theatrical practices of those three directors, the chapter will address questions related to theatre of research, total theatre, theatre laboratories, and actor training, ultimately connecting Dante's work with the European avant-garde of the late twentieth century. The second chapter will frame Dante's work in the context of the Sicilian Theatrical School, paying particular attention to the works of Verga and Pirandello. By rapidly exploring the socio-economic repercussions of historical events connected to the Questione Meridionale and the Questione della Lingua on the Sicilian people and, consequently on Sicilian artists, the chapter will present thematic threads connecting the works of Dante with those of the theatre of the Sicilian School. I will conclude that, with her exciting theatre of research, Emma Dante is able to balance a drive for innovation inspired by the European avant-garde for the past four decades while continuing to honor the tradition of the Sicilian theatrical school to which she belongs.

Grotowski Women And Contemporary Performance

Author: Virginie Magnat
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135081700
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As the first examination of women's foremost contributions to Jerzy Grotowski's cross-cultural investigation of performance, this book complements and broadens existing literature by offering a more diverse and inclusive re-assessment of Grotowski's legacy, thereby probing its significance for contemporary performance practice and research. Although the particularly strenuous physical training emblematic of Grotowski's approach is not gender specific, it has historically been associated with a masculine conception of the performer incarnated by Ryszard Cieslak in The Constant Prince, thus overlooking the work of Rena Mirecka, Maja Komorowska, and Elizabeth Albahaca, to name only the leading women performers identified with the period of theatre productions. This book therefore redresses this imbalance by focusing on key women from different cultures and generations who share a direct connection to Grotowski's legacy while clearly asserting their artistic independence. These women actively participated in all phases of the Polish director’s practical research, and continue to play a vital role in today's transnational community of artists whose work reflects Grotowski's enduring influence. Grounding her inquiry in her embodied research and on-going collaboration with these artists, Magnat explores the interrelation of creativity, embodiment, agency, and spirituality within their performing and teaching. Building on current debates in performance studies, experimental ethnography, Indigenous research, global gender studies, and ecocriticism, the author maps out interconnections between these women's distinct artistic practices across the boundaries that once delineated Grotowski's theatrical and post-theatrical experiments.

Zygmunt Molik S Voice And Body Work

Author: Giuliano Campo
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136972471
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One of the original members of Jerzy Grotowski’s acting company, Zygmunt Molik’s Voice and Body Work explores the unique development of voice and body exercises throughout his career in actor training. This book, constructed from conversations between Molik and author Giuliano Campo, provides a fascinating insight into the methodology of this practitioner and teacher, and focuses on his ‘Body Alphabet’ system for actors, allowing them to combine both voice and body in their preparatory process. The book is accompanied by a DVD containing the films Dyrygent (2006), which illustrates Molik’s working methods, Acting Therapy (1976), exploring his role in the Theatre of Participation, and Zygmunt Molik's Body Alphabet (2009). It also includes an extensive photo gallery documenting Zygmunt Molik’s life and work.