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Teatr bieżącej interwencji w praktyce
Theatre of Immediate Intervention in Practice

Author(s): Monika Kostaszuk-Romanowska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: contemporary Polish theatre; immediate intervention theatre; public sphere; theatrical formulas

Summary/Abstract: The text develops further the author’s previous article Theatre of Immediate Intervention in Theoretical Recognition. In presenting the stage performances which follow the previously defined formula, she analyses the means of theatrical expression. Furthermore, she demonstrates how theatre invents the ways to comment on such contemporary social problems as homelessness, the situation of Polish soldiers returning from Iraq, working conditions in large production plants, or the situation of tenants evicted by the new housing estate owners. These stage productions often become theatrical events, engaging public opinion and launching a real intervention into the life of the community. Additionally, the author attempts to situate the “theatre of immediate intervention” in contemporary theatre and in public sphere.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 121-142
  • Page Count: 22
  • Language: Polish