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„Dziady” jako teatr
Forefathers' Eve as Theater

Author(s): Grzegorz Niziolek
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Review; Forefathers' Eve; Adam Mickiewicz; Michał Zadara; Polski Theater; Wrocław; Director's Work; Reality On Stage; Physiological Experience

Summary/Abstract: At the beginning of his review of Forefathers' Eve (Parts I, II, IV, and the poem "The Phantom") directed by Michał Zadara at the Polski Theater in Wrocław (premiere: 15.02.2014), Grzegorz Niziołek gives a retrospective of the director's work. This allows him to analyze Forefathers' Eve in the context of the theatrical language that Zadara has developed. He also raises the subject of Mickiewicz's Forefathers' Eveas poetry and as a drama, and the public reception of this particular work. The reality on stage, which is set in the twenty-first century, he regards as a precise transposition, and not a banal modernization; the unusually long monologues (arising from the attempt to stage the drama in its entirety) translate, he believes, into a physiological experience for the viewer.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 120
  • Page Range: 5-9
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: Polish