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Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life

Allain, Paul and Tyabji, Khalid, eds. (2015) Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life. Routledge, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, 250 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-74829-2. E-ISBN 978-1-315-75100-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Acting with Grotowski: Theatre as a Field for Experiencing Life explores the actor-director dynamic through the experience of Zbigniew Cynkutis, one of Polish director Jerzy Grotowski’s foremost collaborators. Cynkutis’s work as an actor, combined with his later work as a director and theatre manager, gave him a visionary overview based on precise embodied understanding. Cynkutis’s writings yield numerous insights into the commitment needed to make innovative, challenging theatre. A central component of Acting with Grotowski is his distinctive approach to training: ‘Conversations with the Body’ includes a range of techniques and approaches to warming up, rehearsing and creating work from a physical starting point, beautifully illustrated by Bill Ireland. The book comprises reflections and practical suggestions on a range of subjects – theatre and culture, improvisation, ethics, group dynamics, and Cynkutis’s vision for the Wroc?aw Second Studio. It contains visual and textual materials from Cynkutis’s own private archive, such as diary entries and letters. Acting with Grotowski demonstrates the thin line that separates life and art when an artist works with extreme commitment in testing political and social conditions.

Item Type: Edited book
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of Arts
Depositing User: Paul Allain
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2017 09:32 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59937 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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