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The Grotowski Sourcebook : Worlds of Performance - Richard Schechner

The Grotowski Sourcebook

Worlds of Performance

By: Richard Schechner (Editor), Lisa Wolford Wylam (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th January 2001
ISBN: 9780415131117
Number Of Pages: 548

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This highly acclaimed volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career. With interest in Grotowski increasing after his sad death in 1999, this updated volume is a timely and welcome edition. Edited by the two leading experts on Grotowski, this unique and fantastically comprehensive sourcebook features: *Essays from all the key performance theorists to have worked with Grotowski, including Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Jan Kott, Eric Bentley, Harold Clurman, and Charles Marowitz *Writings which trace every phase of Grotowski's career from his 'theatre of production' to 'objective drama' and 'art as vehicle' *An amazing collection of Grtowski's own writings, plus an interview with his closest collaborator and 'heir' Thomas Richards *A vast range of stunning photographic documentation of Grotowski and his followers in action *An historical-critical study of Grotowski by Richard Schechner This is a must-buy essential volume for anyone interested in Grotowski's life and work.

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List of Illustrationsp. xi
Notes on Contributorsp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxi
Prefacep. xxv
General Introduction: Ariadne's threadp. 1
Theatre of Productions, 1957-69
Introduction: Richard Schechnerp. 23
Towards a Poor Theatrep. 28
Interview with Grotowskip. 38
Doctor Faustus: Textual montagep. 56
Wyspianski's Akropolisp. 64
Theatre Laboratory 13 Rzedowp. 73
"I Said Yes to the Past": Interview with Grotowskip. 83
A Myth Vivisected: Grotowski's Apocalypsisp. 88
External Order, Internal Intimacy: Interview with Grotowskip. 107
Introduction: The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969p. 114
The Laboratory Theatre in New York, 1969: A set of critiquesp. 118
Why Should I Take Part in the Sacred Dance?p. 134
Let Grotowski Sacrifice Masculinity Toop. 141
Asian Theatre and Grotowskip. 144
Grotowski Right--Did the Word Come Last?p. 152
A Polish Catholic Hasidp. 157
Jerzy Grotowskip. 161
Dear Grotowski: An open letterp. 165
Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre: Dissolution and diasporap. 172
In Memory of Ryszard Cieslakp. 189
Paratheatre, 1969-78, and Theatre of Sources, 1976-82
Introduction: Richard Schechnerp. 207
Holiday [Swieto]: The day that is holyp. 215
The Vigil [Czuwanie]p. 226
Laboratory Theatre/Grotowski/The Mountain Projectp. 231
Route to the Mountain: A prose meditation on Grotowski as pilgrimp. 248
Theatre of Sourcesp. 252
The Theatre of Sourcesp. 271
Objective Drama, 1983-86
Introduction: Lisa Wolfordp. 283
Tu es le fils de quelqu'unp. 294
Grotowski, or the Limitp. 306
Bali and Grotowski: Some parallels in the training processp. 312
Subjective Reflections on Objective Workp. 328
Grotowski in Irvine: Breaking the silencep. 350
Jerzy Grotowski's Divination Consultation: Objective Drama seminar at U.C.-Irvinep. 356
Art As Vehicle, 1986-
Introduction: Lisa Wolfordp. 367
Performerp. 376
Grotowski, Art as a Vehiclep. 381
Grotowski Blazes the Trails: From Objective Drama to Art as Vehiclep. 385
Where is Gurutowski?p. 404
Action, The unrepresentable originp. 409
The Edge-point of Performance (Fragments), Interviewer: Lisa Wolfordp. 432
Exoduction: Shape-shifter, shaman, trickster, artist, adept, director, leader, Grotowskip. 462
Notesp. 495
Bibliography and References Citedp. 505
Indexp. 510
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ISBN: 9780415131117
ISBN-10: 0415131111
Series: Worlds of Performance
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 25th January 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1

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