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Like a Dog. Coetzee/ Lens/ Kleczewska – A Crippled Opera

Author(s): Katarzyna Fazan
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Opera; Maja Kleczewska; J.M. Coetzee; Review

Summary/Abstract: The author analyzes a performance premiered during the Malta Festival: Slow Man (Wielki Theater in Poznań), whose libretto was inspired by a novel by J.M. Coetzee, with music by Nicholas Lens, and directed by Maja Kleczewska. Her “crippled opera” oscillates between reality and a nightmarish dream. This study of the horror of solitude or anxiety toward people is fit into the precise logic of opera’s music/poetry construction. In conclusionthe author compares Kleczewska’s play with another novel by the South African novelist adapted for the stage by Kornel Mundruczó, Disgrace, which was presented at the same festival.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 111
  • Page Range: 94-100
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish