Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Słowacki; Balladyna. Flowers Will Not Defend You; Teatr Dramatyczny Wałbrzych; Klasyka Żywa; The Living Classics; Faruga; Kowalkowska; Balladyn; Beatrix Cenci; Mindowe; The Constant Prince; Mary Stuart
Summary/Abstract: The author reviews Balladyna. Kwiaty ciebie nie obronią (Balladyna. Flowers Will Not Defend You)(prem.: 27 Feb 2015) performed at Teatr Dramatyczny in Wałbrzych, as part of the Contest for Stagings of Classic Polish Literature „Klasyka Żywa” („The Living Classics”). The performance, directed by Wojciech Faruga, is a collage of five plays by Juliusz Słowacki: Balladyna, Beatrix Cenci, Mindowe, The Constant Prince and Mary Stuart. In their adaptation, Faruga and Dorota Kowalkowska have focused on the leitmotifs of Słowacki's work, making them the organising principle of the show. Manipulating the texts, they have shown a completely different face of the eponymous protagonist, at the same time starting their own polemic with the traditional reception of Słowacki's plays.
- Issue Year: 2015
- Issue No: 126
- Page Range: 128-129
- Page Count: 2