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Gustaw na ziemię
Gustaw on Earth. Bartosz Porczyk in Conversation with Monika Kwaśniewska

Author(s): Monika Kwaśniewska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Michał Zadara; Dziady; Wrocław; Interview; Forefathers' Eve; Polski Theater; Metaphorical Sense; Process Of Building A Role; Conversation

Summary/Abstract: Bartosz Porczyk speaks of his role in Michał Zadara's Forefathers' Eve. The actor confesses that reading Part Four and learning the role of Gustaw by heart were in themselves major challenges. He speaks of the process of building a role based on such a careful reading of the text, culling the basic meaning and scenarios for theatrical movement out of it, and searching for ties between the various strands of the monologue. To his mind, Gustaw is a character full of unresolved contradictions, even in terms of the construction of the role. He is both a performer and a schizophrenic, a charismatic and repellent personality, and above all, alive and dead in both a literal and a metaphorical sense.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 120
  • Page Range: 10-14
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish