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W antycznej pracowni Jana Dormana
Jan Dorman and the Classical Tradition

The lame god Hephaestus

Author(s): Justyna Biernat
Subject(s): History of Art
Published by: Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Jan Dorman;Anna Świrszczyńska;ancient Greek theatre;children theatre;Polish theatre;

Summary/Abstract: The paper is an analysis of Jan Dorman’s theatre practice in the context of the classical tradition. It examines the archival collections of The Theatre Institute documenting the collaboration of Jan Dorman with Anna Świrszczyńska on the staging of O kulawym bogu Hefajstosie (“The Lame God Hephaestus”), Świrszczyńska’s radio play. The extant  correspondence between the creators of the production and the director’s copies permit us to explore and analyse the ways in which classical antiquity inspired Dorman’s work. Although Dorman never adapted any ancient Greek text to the stage, his practice indicates a strong presence of the classical tradition, in particular the Greek comedy, in his mode of theatre.

  • Issue Year: 271/2019
  • Issue No: 3-4
  • Page Range: 181-195
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish