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Building a Home. On the Self-education of the Actor of the Third Theatre

Author(s): Piotr Tenczyk
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: The author of the article makes an attempt at understanding the phenomenon of the Third Theatre and at formulating a personal response to the call for a private journey to be found in Eugenio Barba’s writings. He repeats the question of the famous Italian director—“What does the theatre mean to me?”—and, treating it as a starting point, he delineates three fields of interest for himself. The author begins his reflections with the notes on the actorly nature of human beings, their natural predispositions to play and create roles, and he draws practical conclusions concerning the acting practice and the attitude to reality that an artist should adopt. Further on, he convinces the readers that the identity of the actor of the Third Theatre ought to be developed in accordance with the awareness of one’s place in the world: of being—or not—rooted in a specific space. Finally, he touches upon the question of humility, which for the theatre actor may be the source of balance in the world built upon the constant fight of the opposites. The author does not formulate any general conclusions, or universal guidelines, but he turns to his own experience: he describes his own way, which may become an inspiration for similar artists and creators—the inhabitants of a big village called the Third Theatre.

  • Page Range: 159-168
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Polish