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Author(s): Zbigniew Majchrowski
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: 'Forefathers' Eve'; Adam Mickiewicz; Michał Zadara; Polski Theater in Wrocław

Summary/Abstract: Zbigniew Majchrowski reviews Adam Mickiewicz's 'Forefathers' Eve' directed by Michał Zadara, staged at the Polski Theater in Wrocław (premiere: 20.02.2016). The author's critical analysis centers on Zadara's manifesto on Forefathers' Eve (reprinted in the program), and on the history of the work's performances and its historico-literary analysis. The author polemicizes with Zadara's text, pondering the consequences of performing the play in its entirety, according to its numeration and not the editorial and stage tradition, and analyzes how the main protagonist functions in the play. Majchrowski doubts the possibility of staging the text so that it “speaks for itself” instead of being a director's interpretation. He examines the conventions and shifts of focus in the performance, which are meant to serve as a depoliticization and demasculinization of Forefathers' Eve.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 132
  • Page Range: 2-9
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Polish