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Jerzy Grotowski : Routledge Performance Practitioners - James Slowiak

Jerzy Grotowski

Routledge Performance Practitioners

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Written by two theatre professionals who worked intimately with Grotowski over the last twenty-five years of his life, this book fills a gap in the published writings about this master director and teacher.

In this book, the writers demonstrate Grotowski's significance and how his frank rhetoric, his revolutionary theories, his landmark productions, and pioneering cultural projects continue to cause controversy and provide fertile topics for discussion and further experimentation in theatre studios, classrooms, and on stages around the world.

The book introduces Grotowski to a new generation of theatre students, outlining his contributions to twentieth century performance and placing them in context and in perspective.

List of figuresp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Biography and Contextp. 1
Grotowski's formative yearsp. 3
Theatre of Productions (1959-69)p. 11
Theatre of Participation/Paratheatre (1969-78)p. 30
Theatre of Sources (1976-82)p. 40
Objective Drama (1983-6)p. 47
Ritual Arts or Art as Vehicle (1986-99)p. 52
Grotowski's Key Writingsp. 55
"Towards a Poor Theatre" (1965)p. 57
"Skara Speech" (1966)p. 64
"Holiday" [Swieto] "The day that is holy" (1970, 1971, 1972)p. 69
"Theatre of Sources" (1997)p. 73
"Tu es le fils cle quelqu'un (You are someone's son)" (1989)p. 76
"Performer" (1988)p. 80
Summaryp. 83
Grotowski as Directorp. 85
Grotowski in rehearsalp. 85
Grotowski and the actorp. 94
Analysis of a key production: Akropolisp. 100
Description of key scenes from Akropolisp. 107
Paratheatre eventsp. 112
Action: the final opusp. 116
Practical Exercisesp. 119
Preparationsp. 119
The actor's bodyp. 121
The actor's presence: to seep. 126
Untamingp. 128
Precisionp. 137
Coordination and rhythmp. 142
The actor's voice: to listenp. 144
The actor's score: to dop. 157
The actor's partner: to meetp. 161
Afterwordp. 165
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780415258807
ISBN-10: 0415258804
Series: Routledge Performance Practitioners
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 7th March 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.5  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1