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Ars amandi
Ars Amandi

Author(s): Katarzyna Lemańska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Theatre; Review; Weronika Szczawińska

Summary/Abstract: Love, erotica, desire, delight – all this can be found in this contemporary guide to the philosophy of pleasure, the Kamasutra. In their latest play entitled Kamasutra: A Study of Pleasure (Dramatyczny Theater in Wałbrzych, premiere: 31.12.2011), Weronika Szczawińska and Bartosz Fr¹ckowiak have set about to “rewrite” V?tsy?yana’s work. The author defines the performance as an “instrument of desire” and a “pleasure machine,” a kind of theatrical ars amandi. At the same time, she emphasizes the philosophical and ethical character of the “pleasure principle” which governs the play.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 107
  • Page Range: 121-122
  • Page Count: 2
  • Language: Polish