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Tadeusz Kantor By Noel Witts

Tadeusz Kantor
by Noel Witts

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Tadeusz Kantor by Noel Witts

Tadeusz Kantor - a theoretician, director, innovator and painter famed for his very visual theatre style - was a key figure in European avant-garde theatre. He was also known for his challenging theatrical innovations, such as extending stages and the combination of mannequins with living actors. The book combines:

  • a detailed study of the historical context of Kantor's work
  • an exploration of Kantor's own writings on his theatrical craft
  • a stylistic analysis of the key works, including The Dead Class and Let the Artists Die, and their critical reception
  • an examination of the practical exercises devised by Kantor.

As a first step towards critical understanding, and as an initial exploration before going on to further, primary research, Routledge Performance Practitioners offer unbeatable value for today's student.

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About Noel Witts

Noel Witts is Emeritus Professor of Performing Arts at Leeds Beckett University and a Professorial Fellow of Liverpool Hope University. He is co-author (with Mike Huxley) of The Twentieth Century Performance Reader, published by Routledge.

Table of Contents

List of plates


1. Biography and context

2. Key writings

3. Key performances

4. Practical exercises

Afterword - Kantor: the legacy

Appendix - Sites in Krakow relating to Tadeusz Kantor (1915-1990)

Glossary of names and terms



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Tadeusz Kantor by Noel Witts
Noel Witts
Routledge Performance Practitioners
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