Overview

In 1968, Jerzy Grotowski published his groundbreaking Towards a Poor Theatre, a record of the theatrical investigations conducted at his experimental theater in Poland. This classic work on acting and performance is now available once again. In his preface to the original edition, Peter Brook wrote: "Grotowski is unique. Why? Because no one else in the world, to my knowledge no one since Stanislavski, has investigated the nature of acting, its phenomenon, its meaning, the nature and science of its ...

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Towards a Poor Theatre

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Overview

In 1968, Jerzy Grotowski published his groundbreaking Towards a Poor Theatre, a record of the theatrical investigations conducted at his experimental theater in Poland. This classic work on acting and performance is now available once again. In his preface to the original edition, Peter Brook wrote: "Grotowski is unique. Why? Because no one else in the world, to my knowledge no one since Stanislavski, has investigated the nature of acting, its phenomenon, its meaning, the nature and science of its mental-physical-emotional processes as deeply as Grotowski." More recently, Richard Schechner has called Grotowski "one of the four great directors of Western theater." Jerzy Grotowski was born in Poland in 1933. In 1982 he moved to the United States and worked at the University of California. He later moved to Italy, where he continued his unique and intense theatrical investigation. He died in 1999.

"No one since Stanislavski has investigated the nature of acting, its phenomenon, its meaning . . . as deeply and completely as Grotowski." Peter Brook

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136745850
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 1,092,711
  • File size: 6 MB

Table of Contents

Information 9
Preface 11
Towards a Poor Theatre 15
The Theatre's New Testament: an interview with Jerzy Grotowski 27
Theatre is an Encounter: an interview with Jerzy Grotowski 55
Akropolis: Treatment of the Text 61
Dr. Faustus: Textual Montage 79
The Constant Prince 97
He Wasn't Entirely Himself 117
Methodical Exploration 127
Actor's Training (1959-1962) 133
Actor's Training (1966) 175
The Actor's Technique: an interview with Jerzy Grotowski 205
Skara Speech 225
American Encounter: an interview with Jerzy Grotowski 243
Statement of Principles 255
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