Akropolis

A theatrical adaptation of the 1904 Polish play Akropolis by Stanislaw Wyspianski. The production reflected Grotowski's theory of "poor theatre," in which all of the traditional theatrical elements were stripped away to focus on the actors and their use of the body. In it Grotowski's actors (seemingly Auschwitz prisoners) built a crematorium around the audience while presenting well-known events from the Bible and Greek mythology. However, there was no attempt to recreate the death camp through realistic details but rather through theatrical imagery.
Format: Performance piece

Snapshot

Original or Prominent Production:
Theatre of 13 Rows, 1964
Nationality of Author: Polish
Original Language: Polish
Experience(s) Chronicled: Allegoric or Metaphoric Representations

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