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O kobiecie fatalnej, czyli jak nie być kochaną
Of the Femme Fatale, or: How to Be Unloved

Author(s): Katarzyna Lemańska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Weronika Szczawińska; Review

Summary/Abstract: “Him, her and volksdeutsch, a well-aimed slap, a killing. Or maybe in a different order? Szczawińska builds a story from elliptical sentences, scraps of statements, fragmentary thoughts,” writes Katarzyna Lemańska in reviewing the Koszaliń play How to Be Loved (premiere: 8 October 2011). Weronika Szczawińska uses fragments of stories by Kazimierz Brandys and a film by Wojciech Jerzy Has to create a theatrical palimpsest about memory and the search for one’s own place in history. The characters struggle with the material of language, going “beyond the well-worn patterns of remembering, speaking, and naming.” The two protagonists, Ms Felicja and her alter ego – Ms Fatale – recreate a tale of their unfortunate love from the years of the occupation. Past and future blend into one.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 106
  • Page Range: 82-84
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish