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Guliwer w bibliotece dystopii
Gulliver in the Library of Dystopia

Author(s): Aleksandra Kamińska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Performing Arts; Drama; Review

Summary/Abstract: Mateusz Pakuła’s play My Anxiety is Armed, directed by Julia Mark (the Stefan Żeromski Theatre in Kielce, prem: 12 I 2013) is inspired by Jonathan Swift’s novel Gulliver’s Travels. The Land of the Lilliputians is transferred into space, but the protagonists (there are as many as four Gullivers), rather than roaming alien planets, are traversing a dystopian space, unravelling a pessimistic vision of the future before the eyes of the spectators. Played out amid a grotesque fantastical stage set, the play is steeped in intertextual references – the reviewer therefore likens the weapon referred to in the play’s title to a “series of quotations”.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 114
  • Page Range: 110-112
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish