Jerzy Grotowski

Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) was a Polish theatre practitioner best known for his theatre laboratory in Opole, Poland, and the rigourous and highly physical demands placed on his actors. His program was probably the most comprehensive system of actor training since Stanislavski. Grotowski called this style Poor Theatre, named after the deliberate elimination of elaborate sets, costume and sound, plus alternate spaces identified for public performances (of which there were very few). – Justin Cash

Art Films Details of several rare videos about Jerzy Grotowski and his work now available on DVD. Detailed timeline of Grotowski’s work over several decades. Arguably the most comprehensive resources on the web abvout Grotowski and his work. Includes over 500 images from productions, videos, an outstanding Grotowski dictionary, and more.

New York Theatre Wire Reflections on Grotowski and his legacy by several theatre practitioners, after his death in 1999

Owen Daily Collection of valuable online resources on Grotowski, including this excellent biography.

Polishworld Obituary for Jerzy Grotowski.

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