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Jerzy Grotowski (1933 - 1999) was an international leader of the experimental theatre who became famous in the 1960s as the director of productions staged by the Polish Laboratory Theatre of Wroclaw. He was a leading exponent of audience involvement and set up emotional confrontations between a limited group of spectators and the actors; the performers were disciplined masters of bodily and vocal contortions.
(Information from Britannica)
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Books in the Senior Library
The art of the actor : the essential history of acting, from classical times to the present day by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Arts & Languages 792.02 (DRA)
Traces the evolution in the theories of the actor's art from classical times to the present day, highlighting the persistence of certain key ideas over a period of 2500 years. Contains extensive extracts from the writings of all the principal theorists and practitioners, from Aristotle through to Grotowski.
The Routledge companion to theatre and performance by
Call Number: Library - SFC - Arts & Languages 791.03 (DRA)
This book provides an accessible, informative and engaging introduction to important people, events, concepts and practices that have defined the complementary fields of theatre and performance studies. The book includes information on Grotowski.