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Being an Instrument

Author(s): Natalia Brajner
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: "Death and the Maidendirected"; Ewelina Marciniak ; Polski Theater in Wrocław; Elfriede Jelinek

Summary/Abstract: Natalia Brajner writes of Death and the Maidendirected by Ewelina Marciniak (Polski Theater in Wrocław, premiere: 21.11.2015), stressing the grotesquerie of the sex scene that begins the performance, being the artists' ironic commentary on the atmosphere of media scandal. The author highlights the feminist context of the play, which problematizes issues of the objectification of women in a patriarchal society. Outlining the dramaturgical structure of the adaptation, Brajner perceives the self-destructive nature of the female characters, who renounce their sovereignty. The sexuality depicted in various ways is interpreted as an indispensable, yet dangerous element of social relations.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 131
  • Page Range: 113-114
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish