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Jerzy Grotowski's Journeys to the East

ISBN 9781138779914
Published April 26, 2013 by Routledge
280 Pages

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Book Description

Jerzy Grotowski’s Journeys to the East is an unusual collection of facts, quotations, and commentaries documenting the real and metaphorical journeys of the Polish theatre director and ‘teacher of performers’ into a geographical and cultural dimension which we used to and still call the Orient. Grotowski’s contacts and meetings with the East are placed here in the context of his biography. Painstakingly researched by Grotowski’s main biographer Zbigniew Osiński, this book is necessary reading for those interested in Grotowski’s deep relationship with the East and in the inspiration he drew from its various cultures. The book will appeal to all readers who feel a need to have a glimpse of the East from the perspective of one of the main theatre reformers in the twentieth century.

Table of Contents

1. Nienadówka  2. Central Asia  3. Iran  4. India  5. China  6. Japan  7. Contexts and consequences  Conclusion

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