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Atomowa menażeria. Epizody z życia „potwornego”
The Atomic Menagerie: Episodes from a “Monstrous” Life

Author(s): Patrycja Cembrzyńska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: article; post-nuclear landscape; post-apocalyptic reality

Summary/Abstract: The phantom of a traumatic, post-nuclear landscape haunts the culture, even in its popular manifestations. Patrycja Cembrzyńska recalls a range of tragic historical events associated with nuclear/atomic attacks, accidents, or experiments, and goes on to analyze texts that show their impact, or even remote echo. The author ponders the role of man, animals, and various mutations in this post-apocalyptic reality. Her deliberations also focus on issues tied to the functions of various cultural products that address this subject in the reader's/audience's consciousness.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 127-128
  • Page Range: 33-41
  • Page Count: 9