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Overview

The Theater of Essence by Jan Kott

The sixteen essays collected in The Theater of Essence define the point of view of one of the most influential theater critics of our time. Jan Kott's subjects extend from Tadeusz Borowski, Ibsen, Ionesco, and Gogol to Bunraku theater in Japan, Yiddish theater in New York, and Grotowski's theater in Poland.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810106659
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 04/01/1986
Edition description: 1
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jan Kott was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1914. In 1964, he co-signed "The Letter of the Thirty-Four" protesting Polish censorship, and in 1969 he was official dismissed from the University of Warsaw where he was Professor of Polish Literature. Leaving Poland, he came to the United States and has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1969 to the present.

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