Crumbling the Monument Cover Image
  • Price 1.00 €

Rozkruszanie monumentu
Crumbling the Monument

Author(s): Monika Kwaśniewska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Divine Comedy Theater Festival; Review

Summary/Abstract: A report from the “Polish Monuments” review, which was held during the 4th International Divine Comedy Theater Festival (Krakow, 8-15.12.2011). Kwaśniewska places the review in the context of the festival, claiming that the subject of the nation was prevalent. Comparing the stagings of “canonical” texts, such as Pan Tadeusz (dir.: Mikołaj Grabowski), with performances based on new dramas, such as Aleksandra: A Piece on Piłsudski by Sylwia Chutnik (dir. Marcin Liber) and If Not Now Then When, If Not Us Then Who by Magdalena Głuchowska and Justyna Lipko-Konieczna (dir. M. Głuchowska), she opines that the newer texts were much more pointed in addressing “the real issues in contemporary Poland and its citizens than the reinterpretations of the Romantic works.”

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 107
  • Page Range: 108-111
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: Polish