Towards a Poor Theatre Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topic 1

Describe how Jerzy Grotowski came to the theatre and the formation of the Theatre Laboratory. When did this take place and where?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Grotowski's position regarding the use of gimmicks, tricks, and typical skills established in most mainstream acting training.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the differences between "rich theatre" and "poor theatre." What does each of these refer to?

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the "courtesan actor" and the "holy actor." What is Grotowski's opinion of each and why?

Essay Topic 5

Discuss the meaning of the term "theatre." What does this term mean to Grotowski? What does it mean to the other figures cited in the book?

Essay Topic 6

Discuss and describe the terms "trance" and "excess." What do these mean to Grotowski, how do they apply to other acting techniques, and what do they entail?

Essay Topic 7

Define the term "encounter" and discuss this term as...

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