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Languages of the Profane

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

Summary/Abstract: A review of a selection of dramas by Paweł Demirski, entitled Paraphrases (Krytyka Polityczna, 2011). Dziewulska outlines Demirski’s style by calling attention to his relationship to the texts he works with (Uncle Vanya, Forefather’s Eve), the protagonist who changes from a harmed man to a psychiatric patient, and the language, in which folk sayings mix with quotes from Baczyński. Dziewulska does mention, however, how well Demirski’s dramas fit into a pseudo-rational nomenclature. In the very title of the work and its place of publication, Dziewulska sees the danger of inserting the author into the mechanism of a myth that seeks self-affirmation.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 102
  • Page Range: 35-37
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish