Tadeusz Różewicz | Critical Essay by Eric Shorter

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Tadeusz Rewicz.
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Critical Essay by Eric Shorter

SOURCE: “Plays in Performance Festivals: Dublin and Avignon,” in Drama, No. 143, Spring, 1982, pp. 30–1.

In the following essay, Shorter recounts what it is like to experience Różewicz's Birthrate in the theater.

Ought we to be primed for the play? Should we get ready for it, like students? How much are we expected to know before the curtain rises? Is it best to have read the book, or not? Suppose you do not even speak the language in which the play is written?

These and other questions filtered vaguely through the minds of some playgoers at the 1981 Dublin Theatre Festival on their way to the Gate [to see Tadeusz Różewicz's Birthrate]. Of course the Gate has never cultivated the idea that we should go to the theatre...

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