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)