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Fakty i narracje
Facts and Narratives

Author(s): Ewa Partyga
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: History of Theatre; Book; Review

Summary/Abstract: A review of Agnieszka Wanicka’s book The Dramas and Comedies of Warsaw’s Theaters 1868-1880 (UJ Publishers, Krakow 2011). Though this period has already been surveyed several times, Partyga feels Wanicka has managed to “show the familiar in an utterly new light.” This success is due to the author’s refusal to look at the Warsaw stage through the lens of the achievements of the “Krakow School.” Wanicka’s basic premise is to research the old theater from its own perspective, to avoid evaluating it from today’s point of view. An asset of the book is its combination of in-depth source work with open subjectivity and visual descriptions based on film montage.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 108
  • Page Range: 164-166
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish