„Dziady" directed by Kazimierz Dejmek – an attempt at demythologisation
„Dziady" directed by Kazimierz Dejmek – an attempt at demythologisation

Author(s): Natalia Popłonikowska
Subject(s): Literary Texts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Polish Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Dziady;Adam Mickiewicz;Kazimierz Dejmek;March 1968;Polish theatre

Summary/Abstract: The author of the article attempts to recreate the famous staging of Dziady directed by Kazimierz Dejmek, in order to demystify the spectacle. The performance is analysed in terms of art, taking into account the political situation (March 1968). In order to establish the facts, the author uses an assistant’s script, the recollections of the witnesses of the release of Dziady and fragments of the performance. The reconstruction of the staging enabled the researcher to conclude that it was artistically valuable, but it was the political situation at the time that played the most important role in popularising that interpretation of the drama.

  • Issue Year: 44/2017
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 75-88
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English