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Tadeusz Kantor – poezja i Thanatos
Tadeusz Kantor – Poetry and Thanatos

Author(s): Włodzimierz Szturc
Subject(s): Studies of Literature, Culture and social structure , Theory of Literature
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Cricot 2; memory; Archives of Imaginairy; Archives of Memory; poetics; representation
Summary/Abstract: In the last decade of Cricot 2, the Theatre of Tadeusz Kantor staged such well-known productions as „Wielopole, Wielopole”, „Let the Artists Die” and „I Shall Never Return”. In the same time, Kantor came back not only to the figurative painting, but – in the very last years of his life – also to the poetry conceived as texts for the actors performing on the stage and also for his subjective Theater of Death and Love. Author of this article draws theoretical grounds for Kantor’s poetics. He describes also the most important moments of the artist’s life and work which are reflected in his poetical vison as well as in his personal memory and feelings. The poetry of Tadeusz Kantor is conceived as a system of various texts revealing the affective character of his existence, a kind of the Subject poetry. The theater of the last period of Kantor’s work, as well as his Poetry, turn to become the representation of body and emotion, through the rhythm, the high temperature of his creativity and the power of his poetical expression.

  • Page Range: 123-140
  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish