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Ideologia w ofensywie
Ideology on the Offensive

Author(s): Karolina Obszyńska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Review; The Gates of Paradise; Paweł Passini; Wrocław Współczesny Theater; Jerzy Andrzejewski; Marcel Schwob; The Children's Crusade;

Summary/Abstract: A review of the play The Gates of Paradise directed by Paweł Passini (Wrocław Współczesny Theater, premiere: 22.02.2014). Passini pairs Andrzejewski's prose with Marcel Schwob's The Children's Crusade, presenting the bystander's point of view. The director subtly, but pointedly shows the erotic dimension of history. According to Obszyńska, the play draws an analogy between the situation presented in Andrzejewski's prose and Poland's socio-political situation. Passini does not, however, introduce any clear references to the present in the text – these can be found strictly in the costumes and the set design, which the reviewer interprets as a symbolic foyer of heaven.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 121-122
  • Page Range: 137-138
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish