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Kaddish : Pages on Tadeusz Kantor

By: Kott, Jan Kloczowski, Piotr(Edited by) Ziguras, Jakob(Translated by)

Part of the Enactments series
0857427482 / 9780857427489
Paperback / softback
Published 15/05/2020
United Kingdom
108 x 178 mm 64 pages
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Tadeusz Kantor (1915-90) was renowned for his revolutionary theater performances in both his native Poland and abroad.

Despite nominally being a Catholic, Kantor had a unique relationship with Jewish culture and incorporated many elements of Jewish theater into his works.

In Kaddish, Jan Kott, an equally important figure in twentieth-century theater criticism, presents one of the most poignant descriptions of what might be called "the experience of Kantor." At the core of the book is a fundamental philosophical question: What can save the memory of Kantor's "Theatre of Death"--the Image, or the Word/Logos?

Kott's biblical answer in Kaddish is that Kantor's theatre can be saved in its essence only by the Word, the Logos.

This slim volume, Kott's final work, is a distilled meditation that casts light on how two of the most prominent figures in Western theater reflected on the philosophy of the stage.


AN Theatre studies, APB Individual actors & performers, BGF Biography: arts & entertainment, BGL Biography: literary

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