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Paratheatrical Research 1970–1975

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The presentation of the University of Research in Wroclaw in June 1975 was the public culmination of a process that had its beginnings in the Laboratory Theatre’s final production, Apocalypsis Cum Figuris. That performance, standing...

Grotowski

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The dissolution of the Laboratory Theatre in August 1984 should not be seen from a negative perspective. As its members said in their own testimony – they fulfilled in the course of the Institute’s existence what they had to fulfil. Over...

Mountain Project 1975–1978

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The few years which followed the Wroclaw University of Research, up to and including the realization of the Mountain Project, can already be seen retrospectively as the second phase of the Laboratory Theatre’s post-theatrical activity...

Dissolution 1978–1984

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...This final period of the Laboratory Theatre work and activity was a time of continual movement and change. There were, apparently, many initiatives for new work, led by separate individuals or in groups. And there seemed to be less...

Orpheus to Dziady

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...Viewed as a whole, the work of the Laboratory Theatre has constituted an uncompromising and painstaking investigation of almost every area of study involving the actor, and the actor’s body and craft. Within Grotowski’s earliest theoretical...

Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre

Edward Braun

Edward Braun is Emeritus Professor of Drama at the University of Bristol. He edited the pioneering English-language selection from Meyerhold’s writings, Meyerhold on Theatre, in 1969, and in 1979 published his major critical assessment, The Theatre of Meyerhold. His The Director ’ the Stage was first published in 1982. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Director and the Stage : From Naturalism to Grotowski

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 1982

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...By Jennifer Kumiega.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...

Apocalypsis Cum Figuris

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...By the beginning of 1968, with yet another deferred premiere of the new, awaited production from the Laboratory Theatre, there was again an atmosphere of impatience and scepticism in the Polish press (see page 49). And it was true that,...

Kordian to The Constant Prince

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The productions documented in this chapter belong to the historical period covered by the preceding chapter, i.e. 1962–1968. They are Kordian, Akropolis, Dr. Faustus, The Hamlet Study and The Constant Prince. With the exception...

The Laboratory Theatre

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The first play of the third season of Grotowski’s Theatre of Thirteen Rows was not presented to the public until 13 February 1962. Kordian, by the great Polish Romantic poet, Juliusz Słowacki, was significantly the second Romantic drama...

Training

Jennifer Kumiega

Jennifer Kumiega studied drama at Manchester University. She embarked on her thesis at Bristol, but much of her research into Grotowski took place in Italy and Poland. She taught herself Polish and worked with the Laboratory Theatre in Poland intermittently between 1975 and 1981. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Theatre of Grotowski

Methuen, 1985

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...The overwhelming temptation for actors, indeed for all men, is the search for a prescription. Such a prescription does not exist’ (Grotowski)We have already seen, in Chapter Three, how Grotowski’s resistance to the process of making his...