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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Contents

Information
9
Preface
11
Towards a Poor Theatre
15
The Theatres New Testament
27
Theatre is an Encounter
55
Treatment of the Text
61
Textual Montage
79
The Constant Prince
97
Methodical Exploration
127
Actors Training 19591962
133
Actors Training 1966
175
The Actors Technique
205
Skara Speech
225
American Encounter
243
Statement of Principles
255
Copyright

He Wasnt Entirely Himself
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