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Exile on Main Street
Exile on Main Street

Author(s): Thomas Irmer
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Frank Castorf

Summary/Abstract: Thomas Irmer describes Frank Castorf's student years and the genesis of his artistic path, placing these within the wide political, social, intellectual context of 1970s and 80s Germany. By describing Castorf's work at provincial theatres (especially with Anklam, where Castorf was artistic director and therefore able to mould his own group and repertoire), quoting the director at length and citing the opinions of critics, Irmer shows how niche (and uncompromising) theatre grew in strength and importance, not only as an artistic phenomenon, but also – in some sense – a political phenomenon.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 117
  • Page Range: 53-58
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Polish