Theater of Essence

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Northwestern University Press, 1984 - 218
The sixteen essays collected in The Theater of Essence define the point of view of one of the most influential theater critics of our time. Jan Kott's subjects extend from Tadeusz Borowski, Ibsen, Ionesco, and Gogol to Bunraku theater in Japan, Yiddish theater in New York, and Grotowski's theater in Poland.
 

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Introduction by Martin Esslin
1
Ibsen Read Anew
31
Witkiewicz or The Dialectic of Anachronism
61
On Gombrowicz
83
lonesco or A Pregnant Death
97
Bunraku and Kabuki or About Imitation
117
Why Should I Take Port in the Sacred Dance?
139
Kantor and Brook
159
A Cage in Search of a Bird
179
The Seriousness of Theater
207
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Jan Kott was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1914. In 1964, he co-signed "The Letter of the Thirty-Four" protesting Polish censorship, and in 1969 he was official dismissed from the University of Warsaw where he was Professor of Polish Literature. Leaving Poland, he came to the United States and has taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook from 1969 to the present.

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