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The Grotowski Sourcebook (Worlds of Performance)

The Grotowski Sourcebook (Worlds of Performance)
Author: N/A
ISBN 13: 9780415131117
ISBN 10: 415131111
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001-03-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 548
List Price: $52.95

This acclaimed volume is the first to provide a comprehensive overview of Jerzy Grotowski's long and multi-faceted career. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Grotowski's life and work.
Edited by the two leading experts on Grotowski, the sourcebook features:
*essays from the key performance theorists who worked with Grotowski, including Eugenio Barba, Peter Brook, Jan Kott, Eric Bentley, Harold Clurman, and Charles Marowitz
*writings which trace every phase of Grotowski's career from his 'theatre of production' to 'objective drama' and 'art as vehicle'
*a wide-ranging collection of Grotowski's own writings, plus an interview with his closest collaborator and 'heir', Thomas Richards
*an array of photographs documenting Grotowski and his followers in action
*a historical-critical study of Grotowski by Richard Schechner.


Drama critics and scholars examine the work of theater director Grotowski (1933-99), tracing his career through the stages of the theatre of productions, 1957-69; paratheatre, 1969-78; the theatre of sources, 1976-82; objective drama, 1983-86; and art as vehicle from 1986 on. Most of the 43 essays are reprinted from . The 1997 edition was cloth bound. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)