Towards a Poor Theatre

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Routledge, 1968 - Drama - 262 pages
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"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"--Publisher description.

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User Review  - Kaysy - Goodreads

This book had many beautiful pearls of wisdom for anyone interested in theatre. Grotowski is an inspiration for anyone who believes in theatre just as an artform in general. I believe every aspiring ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kari Barclay - Goodreads

This book changed the way I think about theatre. In language ranging from the poetic to the scientific, Grotowski describes the artist's role in society and the importance of the actor-audience connection. Read full review


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