2008 : no time for Grotowski in class

anatolant Web-Theatre : director2007

↑ Grab this Headline Animator

Through our partnership with Amazon.com, we are offering an exclusive Film-North version of the award winning Alexa Toolbar. This toolbar is a great way to surf the web because it constantly provides you with Related Links. It's a great time saver! Plus, when you download and use the toolbar, you'll help support Film-North.
* one act fest

Physical improvisation, self-exploration and "confessions"

Communication, contact

Original shows -- conceptual theatre

Laboratory (Studio) Theatre


2009 and Lul Theatre

TOPICS: drama + comedy + postmodern + time + space + spectator + epic theatre + physical acting + mise-en-scene + commedia + chronotope + floor plan +
2007 -- no time to get to G. in class (maybe, part 3 textbook -- Image Building)
film acting:

[ advertising space : webmaster ]

Twentieth-Century Theatre: A Sourcebook by Richard Drain; Routledge, 1995 [ ]

This is a Flickr badge showing photos in a set called theatre. Make your own badge here.

[ image ]

"Towards a Poor Theatre" by Jerzy Grotowski, Simon and Shuster, New York, 1968, pp. 15-25



index * BM1 * BM2 * BM3 * BM4 * * 200X * Film Dir * Books * Theatre w/Anatoly * SHOWs * Script Analysis * Acting 101 * Directing * Russian-American Theatre (RAT) * Classes * VIRTUAL THEATRE * Plays * Anatoly's Blog *


... texts in Engl. -- grotowski (direct.vtheatre.net)

[ image ]

13. Grotowski's Laboratory Theatre * The Director and the Stage: From Naturalism to Grotowski : Book by Edward Braun; Holmes & Meier, 1982. 218 pgs.

In 1959 Jerzy Grotowski, in collaboration with the writer Ludwik Flaszen, established a small, experimental theatre company in the provincial town of Opole, sixty miles from Auschwitz, in Poland. At that time a young theatre director of twenty-six, Grotowski had received a conventional theatrical training at the Cracow Advanced Acting School. In addition, during his student years he had travelled widely, studying ancient and classical theatre techniques, and as part of his training had spent one year at the State Institute of Theatre Art in Moscow. He was fascinated by the forms of Oriental and Asian theatre he had witnessed in his travels, and, not surprisingly, was greatly influenced by Stanislavsky - to whom he has referred as 'my spiritual father'.

Grotowski's co-founder in the establishment of what was initially named the Theatre of Thirteen Rows was Ludwik Flaszen. Literary and dramatic critic, and author, his official position was that of literary adviser to the theatre - but the role he actually played was far more crucial in the development of the theoretical concepts that motivated the theatrical experiments. Grotowski sees Flaszen's role - which he likens to that of a 'devil's advocate' - as absolutely essential in a research-orientated theat­ rical establishment. Flaszen has said himself of his work: 'For example, when I analyzed Grotowski's work for him, I tried to find all that had become merely a shell, the reasoned, or the artificial. I analyzed what could be rejected. When I felt my analysis was helpless, I knew I was dealing with something alive …'

According to Grotowski, the membership of the group they directed was quite fluid during the first two to three years. Of the half-dozen or so actors who formed the company in 1959, three were still working with Grotowski more than twenty years later. In time, they were joined by four other actors, and this central core of nine (including Grotowski and Flaszen) has remained, at the time of writing, virtually unchanged in all their years of collective research.



Перформер с большой буквы — это человек действия. Это не тот чело век, который играет роль другого. Это танцор, жрец, воин: это человек, стоящий выше категорий искусства. Ритуал — это перформенс, законченное действие, акт. Выродившийся ритуал — это спектакль. Я не собираюсь делать никаких открытий, я просто вспоминаю забытые вещи. Вещи такие древние, что все многообразие эстетических категорий к ним не применимо. Я — учитель Представления. Я воспитываю перформера. Я говорю в единственном числе, потому что учитель — это некто, несущий в себе учение, учение должно быть воспринято, но ученик должен воспринять и отк рыть для себя учение сам, персонально. Не так ли и учитель научился? Это инициация или похищение знания. Перформер — это образ жизни. Можно назвать его человеком знания, если вам нравится романтическая лексика Кастанеды. Мне ближе образ Пьера де Комба. Или даже Дон-Жуана, описанного Ницше: бунтовщика, который должен покорить знание, и даже если он не проклят окружающими, он все равно ощущает свою непохожесть, он как аутсайдер. В индуистской традиции существует феномен «вратий» (банды мятежников). Вратия — это некто, идущий покорять знание. Человек знания располагает «деланием", а не идеями и теориями. Что может сказать истинный учитель своему ученику? Учитель говорит: «Сделай это". Ученик тщится понять, превратить неизвестное в известное: он пытается избегнуть делания. Самим желанием понять он уже сопротивляется знанию. Он может понять только тогда, когда сделает. Он делает или не делает. Знание — это вопрос делания. [Grotovsky]

2006 Statement of Principles - Jerzy Grotowski + http://owendaly.com/jeff/grotdir.htm



rate An online course supplement * Film-North * Anatoly Antohin * eCitations *
© 2005 by vtheatre.net. Permission to link to this site is granted. books.google.com + scholar.google.com | acting amazon

UP NEXT INDEX diigo it

Links to Site
Live Writing Advice

biomechanics home: appendix * links * new * biblio * references * list * notes * faq * dictionary * glossary * popup * students * archive * flickr * acthome * virtual theatre domains * store-theatre * video * books * store-acting * google.com/group/acting2 * [ I ] [ II ] [ III ] [ IV ] calendar | * my live.com/theatre * Lul Teatr

See who's visiting this page.

* All scripts and texts on this site are intended for educational purposes only * my notebook THEATRE

What Are You Looking For? = FAQ

film house vtheatre books acting pen map-mining movies-forum