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Polski teatr żydowski
The Polish Jewish Theater

Author(s): Marta Bryś
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: review; Teatr Żydowski w Warszawie; Maja Kleczerwska; "Dybuk"; "Dybbuk"; Szymon An-Ski; Wojciech Klemm; "Rodziny; których nie ma; czyli anonimowi Żydzi polscy"; Michał Pabian; Łukasz Chotkowski

Summary/Abstract: Marta Bryś reviews two plays performed at the Jewish Theater in Warsaw – Maja Kleczewska's Dybbuk (premiere: 17.04.2015) and Non-existent Families, or: Anonymous Polish Jewsby Wojciech Klemm (premiere: 28.03.2015). In describing Kleczewska's play, the author notes that the director has foregone the powerful means of expression usually found in her theater. She has made a melancholy performance that poses no important questions and avoids confrontation, preferring to offer the audience a safe sense of sadness. Klemm's intimate production tackles the issue of discovering Jewish identity. Bryś sees it as less than radical, and inappropriate to the current socio-political situation. She does note interesting strands in either production, however, which could add nuances to the issues they address.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 127-128
  • Page Range: 121-124
  • Page Count: 4