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Later in Grotowski moved to Opole where he was invited by the theatre critic and dramaturg Ludwik Flaszen to serve as Director of the Theatre of 13 Rows. There he began to assemble a company of actors and artistic collaborators which would help him realize his unique vision. It was also there that he began to experiment with approaches to performance training which enabled him to shape the young actors - initially allocated to his provincial theatre - into the transformational artists they eventually became. Although his methods were often contrasted to Konstantin Stanislavski , he admired Stanslavski as "the first great creator of a method of acting in the theatre" and praised him for asking "all the relevant questions that could be asked about theatrical technique. This conceptualization had particular resonance for the audiences in Opole, as the Auschwitz concentration camp was only sixty miles away. In Grotowski followed success with success when his theatre premiered "The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus" based on the Elizabethan drama by Christopher Marlowe , featuring Zbigniew Cynkutis in the title role.

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View All About The Poor Theater Grotowski believed that what seperates theatre as an art are the actor and the spectator, considering theatre as an opportunity for a confrontation with the truth. In his book "Towards a Poor Theatre" he writes: "We try to escape the truth about ourselves, whereas in the theatre we are invited to stop and take a closer look.

He argued in "Towards a Poor Theatre" that. Consequently I propose poverty in theatre. Grotowski found that the theatre cannot exist without two things. It was because of this that he made actors go through rigorous exercises in order to achieve complete control of their bodies.

What was important to him was what actors were able to achieve only by the use of their bodies and voices. In this sense he jettisoned stunning stage lights, exotic costumes and everything else he considered "superfluous".

However, it cannot be assumed that he completely removed lights and sets, instead regarded them as secondary.

Grotowski in "Towards a Poor Theatre" stated that: "By gradually eliminating whatever proved superfluous, we found that theatre can exist without make-up, without autonomic costume and scenography, without a separate performance area stage , without lighting and sound effects, etc. Through this method, extra elements he considered unessential or "luxuries" were rejected.

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Jerzy Grotowski on the notion of poor theatre

Yozshum The Development of an Aesthetic. In this period of his work, Grotowski traveled intensively through India, Mexico, Haiti and elsewhere, seeking to identify elements of technique in the traditional practices of various cultures that could have a precise and discernible effect on participants. Jerzy Grotowski October 12, at 3: Customers who bought this item also bought. Theatre can todards on any space and entertain even an audience of one if it projects theatrically on life humanely. And that, surely, is the point? Deadly, Holy, Rough, Immediate. At this centre he continued his theatre experimentation and practice and it was here that he continued to direct training and private theatrical events almost in secret for the last twenty years of his life.

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Jerzy Grotowski

View All About The Poor Theater Grotowski believed that what seperates theatre as an art are the actor and the spectator, considering theatre as an opportunity for a confrontation with the truth. In his book "Towards a Poor Theatre" he writes: "We try to escape the truth about ourselves, whereas in the theatre we are invited to stop and take a closer look. He argued in "Towards a Poor Theatre" that. Consequently I propose poverty in theatre. Grotowski found that the theatre cannot exist without two things. It was because of this that he made actors go through rigorous exercises in order to achieve complete control of their bodies. What was important to him was what actors were able to achieve only by the use of their bodies and voices.

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