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Akropolis

Author: Jerzy GrotowskiJames MacTaggartLewis FreedmanPeter BrookStanisław WyspiańskiAll authors
Publisher: New York : Arthur Cantor Films [distributor], ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a synthesis of the past and the present by dramatizing biblical and Homeric tales in a contemporary setting. The dramatic intensity is heightened in the Polish Laboratory Theater production which Grotowski sets in the Auschwitz (Oʹswȩcim) concentration camp instead of the Krakow Cathedral of the 1904 production. Preceded in the film by Lewis Freedman's introduction and Peter Brook's comments on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Film adaptations
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Jerzy Grotowski; James MacTaggart; Lewis Freedman; Peter Brook; Stanisław Wyspiański; Teatr Laboratorium (Wrocław, Poland); Arthur Cantor, inc.
OCLC Number: 23281231
Language Note: Performed in Polish, with introduction and voice over narration in English by Lewis Freedman.
Notes: Based on scenes from the play by Stanisław Wyspiánski.
Originally issued as a motion picture in 1971.
A filmed drama with commentary.
Performer(s): Lewis Freedman, Peter Brook, members of the Polish Laboratory Theater.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 1 videocassette (67 min.) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Acropolis
Responsibility: Arthur Cantor presents the PBL production ; staged and directed by Jerzy Grotowski ; produced by Lewis Freedman ; [film] directed by James MacTaggart.

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Presents a synthesis of the past and the present by dramatizing biblical and Homeric tales in a contemporary setting. The dramatic intensity is heightened in the Polish Laboratory Theater production which Grotowski sets in the Auschwitz (Oʹswȩcim) concentration camp instead of the Krakow Cathedral of the 1904 production. Preceded in the film by Lewis Freedman's introduction and Peter Brook's comments on the significance of Grotowski's setting.

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