At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions [NOOK Book]


A unique resource for actors and students from Grotowski's long-time collaborator – the first available statement of the current working practices and theoretical positions of one of the greats of twentieth century theatre.
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A unique resource for actors and students from Grotowski's long-time collaborator – the first available statement of the current working practices and theoretical positions of one of the greats of twentieth century theatre.
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Editorial Reviews

Richards, Grotowski's collaborator since 1986, offers an insider's view of a decade of work by one of the central figures of 20th-century theater. He writes of his apprenticeship with the master director, the connections between Grotowski and Stanislavski, the Objective Drama Program, and the early days of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski in Italy. Includes a preface and a 1990 essay, From the Theater Company to Art as Vehicle, both by Grotowski. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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'This book is extremely concise and makes the work of Grotowski something students understand.' - Jane Hanna, Roehampton Institute, UK

'An essential text for anyone interested in the work of Polish theatre-maker and teacher Jerzy Grotowski.' - Total Theatre

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203360231
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/9/2004
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,162,053
  • File size: 400 KB

Table of Contents

At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions 1
Stanislavski and Grotowski: The Connection 3
Ryszard Cieslak at Yale 9
The Workshop at the Objective Drama Program 19
In New York 25
Grotowski Speaks at Hunter College 29
The Work at Botinaccio: An Attack on Dilettantism 33
One Year With Grotowski in Objective Drama 49
At the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski 71
Beginning Stages 83
Grotowski vs. Stanislavski: The Impulses 93
"Realistic" Actions in Everyday Life 101
Conclusion on "Realistic" Actions 105
Notes 109
Quoted texts 111
From the Theatre Company to Art as Vehicle 113
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