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The Power of Disgust

Author(s): Joanna Jopek
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Paweł Demirski; Monika Strzępka; Review

Summary/Abstract: A review of the play In the Name of Jakub S., based on a text by Paweł Demirski and directed by Monika Strzępka (Gustaw Holoubek Dramatyczny Theater in Warsaw – premiere: 17.12.2011; Łaźnia Nowa Theater in Krakow, premiere: 8.12.2011). The author claims that the Krakow show differed from its Warsaw counterpart in terms of its dynamics and the subjects stressed. The Krakow premiere was dark, and pertained to the vision of the national community rooted in tradition (including theatrical tradition). In Warsaw, on the other hand, it was dynamic and fun – the “accent shifted from national affairs to the issue of public space in society, class relations, and the organization of the capitalist system, revealing the inner cracks that lead to the creation of false narratives of identity.” In either, Jopek perceives an ethical project of sorts.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 107
  • Page Range: 105-107
  • Page Count: 3
  • Language: Polish