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Nie-Gustawy, nie-Konrady: świnie, chamy…
Non-Gustaws, non-Konrads: Swines, Boors…

Author(s): Katarzyna Fazan
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Jolanta Janiczak; The Tovianists; Kings of the Clouds; Wiktor Rubin; Stary Theater; Post-Romantic Paradigm; Maria Janion; Vulgarization; Graphomania; Today's Theater; Historical Biographies

Summary/Abstract: Katarzyna Fazan writes of Jolanta Janiczak's The Tovianists, Kings of the Clouds, directed by Wiktor Rubin (premiere: 14.03.2014), appreciating the acting ensemble of the Stary Theater and the place the staging occupies in reflecting upon the post-Romantic paradigm. Quoting Maria Janion's work on the dialogue between history and the present, she takes the opposite stance, saying that graphomania as a strategic form can occupy an important place in today's theater that draws from the past. She also cites Gombrowicz as saying that "art is a person organizing himself," while noting that, in Rubin's play, both Mickiewicz and the other figures are people who are becoming disorganized. This is a "brilliantly performed and painfully conceived" disorganization, in her opinion, of the contemporary perception of historical biographies, and in effect, their "vulgarization."

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 120
  • Page Range: 18-21
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish