The Grotowski SourceBook (Worlds of Performance Series)

The Grotowski SourceBook (Worlds of Performance Series)

by RICHARD SCHECHNER
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415131103

ISBN-13: 9780415131100

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415131100
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Worlds of Performance Series
Pages:
548
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Preface
1General Introduction: Ariadne's thread1
Pt. ITheatre of Productions, 1957-69
2Introduction: Richard Schechner23
3Towards a Poor Theatre28
4Interview with Grotowski38
5Doctor Faustus: Textual montage56
6Wyspianski's Akropolis64
7Theatre Laboratory 13 Rzedow73
8"I Said Yes to the Past": Interview with Grotowski83
9A Myth Vivisected: Grotowski's Apocalypsis88
10External Order, Internal Intimacy: Interview with Grotowski107
11Introduction: The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969114
12The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969: A set of critiques118
13Why Should I Take Part in the Sacred Dance?134
14Let Grotowski Sacrifice Masculinity Too141
15Asian Theatre and Grotowski144
16Grotowski Right - Did the Word Come Last?152
17A Polish Catholic Hasid157
18Jerzy Grotowski161
19Dear Grotowski: An open letter165
20Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre: Dissolution and diaspora172
21In Memory of Ryszard Cieslak189
Pt. IIParatheatre, 1969-78, and Theatre of Sources, 1976-82
22Introduction: Richard Schechner207
23Holiday [Swieto]: The day that is holy215
24The Vigil [Czuwanie]226
25Laboratory Theatre/Grotowski/The Mountain Project231
26Route to the Mountain: A prose meditation on Grotowski as pilgrim248
27Theatre of Sources252
28The theatre of Sources271
Pt. IIIObjective Drama, 1983-86
29Introduction: Lisa Wolford283
30Tu es le fils de quelqu'un294
31Grotowski, or the Limit306
32Bali and Grotowski: Some parallels in the training process312
33Subjective Reflections on Objective Work328
34Grotowski in Irvine: Breaking the silence350
35Jerzy Grotowski's Divination Consultation: Objective Drama seminar at U.C.-Irvine356
Pt. IVArt as Vehicle, 1986-
36Introduction: Lisa Wolford367
37Performer376
38Grotowski, Art as a Vehicle381
39Grotowski Blazes the Trails: From Objective Drama to Art as Vehicle385
40Where is Gurutowski?404
41Action, the unrepresentable origin409
42The Edge-point of Performance (Fragments), Interviewer: Lisa Wolford432
43Exoduction: Shape-shifter, shaman, trickster, artist, adept, director, leader, Grotowski462
Notes495
Bibliography and References Cited505
Index510

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