At Work with Grotowski on Physical Actions

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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 ...
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Overview

'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
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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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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 (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415124928
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 1,485,611
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
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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