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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.

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From the Publisher
'Schechner and Wolford managed to build a real Grotowski bible.' -
The first comprehensive overview of Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career assembles materials that have appeared in diverse publications and languages over a period of more than 30 years. The writings trace every phase of his development, from his "theatre of productions", through "paratheatre" and "theatre of sources" to "objective drama" and "art as vehicle," and covering his Laboratory Theatre work with Ryszard Cieslak. Also included is a historical-critical study of Grotowski by Richard Schechner, published here for the first time. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Drama critics and scholars examine the work of theater director Grotowski (1933-99), tracing his career through the stages of the theatre of productions, 1957-69; paratheatre, 1969-78; the theatre of sources, 1976-82; objective drama, 1983-86; and art as vehicle from 1986 on. Most of the 43 essays are reprinted from . The 1997 edition was cloth bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415131100
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Worlds of Performance Series
  • Pages: 544
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
1 General Introduction: Ariadne's thread 1
Pt. I Theatre of Productions, 1957-69
2 Introduction: Richard Schechner 23
3 Towards a Poor Theatre 28
4 Interview with Grotowski 38
5 Doctor Faustus: Textual montage 56
6 Wyspianski's Akropolis 64
7 Theatre Laboratory 13 Rzedow 73
8 "I Said Yes to the Past": Interview with Grotowski 83
9 A Myth Vivisected: Grotowski's Apocalypsis 88
10 External Order, Internal Intimacy: Interview with Grotowski 107
11 Introduction: The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969 114
12 The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969: A set of critiques 118
13 Why Should I Take Part in the Sacred Dance? 134
14 Let Grotowski Sacrifice Masculinity Too 141
15 Asian Theatre and Grotowski 144
16 Grotowski Right - Did the Word Come Last? 152
17 A Polish Catholic Hasid 157
18 Jerzy Grotowski 161
19 Dear Grotowski: An open letter 165
20 Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre: Dissolution and diaspora 172
21 In Memory of Ryszard Cieslak 189
Pt. II Paratheatre, 1969-78, and Theatre of Sources, 1976-82
22 Introduction: Richard Schechner 207
23 Holiday [Swieto]: The day that is holy 215
24 The Vigil [Czuwanie] 226
25 Laboratory Theatre/Grotowski/The Mountain Project 231
26 Route to the Mountain: A prose meditation on Grotowski as pilgrim 248
27 Theatre of Sources 252
28 The theatre of Sources 271
Pt. III Objective Drama, 1983-86
29 Introduction: Lisa Wolford 283
30 Tu es le fils de quelqu'un 294
31 Grotowski, or the Limit 306
32 Bali and Grotowski: Some parallels in the training process 312
33 Subjective Reflections on Objective Work 328
34 Grotowski in Irvine: Breaking the silence 350
35 Jerzy Grotowski's Divination Consultation: Objective Drama seminar at U.C.-Irvine 356
Pt. IV Art as Vehicle, 1986-
36 Introduction: Lisa Wolford 367
37 Performer 376
38 Grotowski, Art as a Vehicle 381
39 Grotowski Blazes the Trails: From Objective Drama to Art as Vehicle 385
40 Where is Gurutowski? 404
41 Action, the unrepresentable origin 409
42 The Edge-point of Performance (Fragments), Interviewer: Lisa Wolford 432
43 Exoduction: Shape-shifter, shaman, trickster, artist, adept, director, leader, Grotowski 462
Notes 495
Bibliography and References Cited 505
Index 510
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