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Teatr, który nie boli Stary Teatr w Krakowie: Król Ubu, reż. Jan Klata
Theater That Doesn't Hurt

Author(s): Monika Kwaśniewska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: review; King Ubu; Klata; Jan; Stary Theater in Krakow; Jarry; Alfred; self-quotations; nihilism

Summary/Abstract: A review of the play King Ubu directed by Jan Klata at the Stary Theater in Krakow (premiere: 16.10.2014). The author notes that the director follows Alfred Jarry’s text, aesthetics, and thinking quite closely. Above all, however, the play serves Klata as a way of staging a polemic with his earlier work. King Ubu reproduces their strategies, using a series of self-quotations, but without the mysterious ambivalence, pathos, and horror. The most compelling and disquieting part of the play is its nihilism.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 124
  • Page Range: 86-88
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish