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Polish director Tadeusz Kantor, who died in 1990 at the age of 75, is widely recognized as one of the most important theatre artists of this century. Critics have ranked him with such influential directors as Stanislavsky, Meyerhold, Brecht, and Grotowski. Known in the United States primarily for his visually stunning productions, he is also highly regarded throughout Europe for his theoretically adventurous writings. Michal Kobialka, whom Kantor authorized to translate his work, provides us with the first collection of Kantor's essays in English, together with his analysis of the corpus of Kantor's work, both written and staged.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780520084230
  • Publisher: University of California Press
  • Publication date: 8/2/1993
  • Edition description: First Edition, With a critical study of Tadeusz Kantor's theatre by Michael Kobi
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 833,840
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Michal Kobialka is a McKnight-Land Grant Professor of Theatre at the University of Minnesota.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Pt. I Further on, Nothing... Chronology 3
A A Selection of Tadeusz Kantor's Essays and Manifestos
My Work - My Journey (Excerpts) (1988) 17
Credo (1942-44) 33
The Autonomous Theatre (1956/63) 42
The Informel Theatre (1961) 51
The Informel Theatre: Definitions (Undated) 54
The Zero Theatre (1963) 59
Annexed Reality (1963) 71
Emballages (1957-65) 77
Theatre Happening (1967) 84
The Impossible Theatre (1969-73) 87
The Theatre of Death (1975) 106
Reality of the Lowest Rank (1980) 117
The Work of Art and the Process (1976) 125
The Situation of an Artist (1977) 129
Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear? (Cricotage) (1978) 132
New Theatrical S p a c e . Where F i c t i o n[sic] Appears (1980) 134
The Room. Maybe a New Phase (1980) 142
The Infamous Transition from the World of the Dead into the World of the Living: Fiction and Reality (1980) 145
Prison (1985) 150
Reflection (1985) 153
Memory (1988) 156
The Real "I" (1988) 161
To Save from Oblivion (1988) 166
Silent Night (Cricotage) (1990) 172
A Painting (1990) 191
From the Beginning, in My Credo Was... (1990) 199
B The Milano Lessons (1986)
Foreword 207
Lesson 1 208
Lesson 2 213
Lesson 3 216
Lesson 4 220
Lesson 5 224
Lesson 6 226
Lesson 7 235
Lessons 8, 9, 10, and 11 243
Lesson 12 246
Pt. 2 The Quest for the Self/Other: A Critical Study of Tadeusz Kantor's Theatre
The Quest for the Self: Thresholds and Transformations 269
The Quest for the Other: Space/Memory 311
Found Reality 365
Notes 387
Writings by Tadeusz Kantor 405
Selected Writings About Tadeusz Kantor, Cricot 2 Theatre, and Their Productions 411
Index 423
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