Embodied Lucifer – a creation of Mariusz Bonaszewski in The Case by Jerzy Jarocki Cover Image
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Lucyfer wcielony – kreacja Mariusza Bonaszewskiego w „Sprawie” Jerzego Jarockiego
Embodied Lucifer – a creation of Mariusz Bonaszewski in The Case by Jerzy Jarocki

Author(s): Małgorzata Andrzejak-Nowara
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts, Fine Arts / Performing Arts, Music, Sociology of Art
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: In the article I present the last staging of Jerzy Jarocki, presented in The National Theatre in Warsaw. It is The Case based on Samuel Zborowski of Juliusz Słowacki. The text, in the opinion of critiques, became the most mature interpretation of the fascinating piece of art in which the director follows Słowacki’s text and builds an exciting story about Polish collective madness: along with the prophet and his visions, Lucifer, Jesus Christ, corps of Samuel Zborowski and the chancellor Jan Zamoyski, the marshal Josef Pilsudski and Smolensk air disaster in a background. In the interpretation of Jarocki, Lucifer becomes a protagonist and a master of the most important moments in the drama. He changes constantly and strives for changes. All embodiments of the evil spirit were created by an excellent actor of the National Theatre – Mariusz Bonaszewski. Numerous metamorphosis of Lucifer show great creativity of an acting craft of the actor. Bonaszewski does not hesitate to chose the most risky stunts from a bold range of means of his artistic expression. While using versatilityof his acting skills he transforms his body, a move and a gesture. From the first scene he draws the attention of spectators. They follow charisma of such a demonic personality of the Luciferic character.

  • Page Range: 266-283
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish