Lesson 1 (from Towards a Poor Theatre)
Introduction to the Book and Author
Jerzy Grotowski (1933-1999) was a Polish theatre director, acting teacher, and innovator of the concept of "poor theatre." Grotowski founded a permanent theatre company called the Laboratory Theatre in 1965 where he taught, experimented, and trained with actors, whom he considered the central elemental focus of the theatre. Grotowski's theories and methods of performance have been influential the world over, and many of his acting exercises are still a part of performance education today. In today's class, students will research the author and subject of "Towards a Poor Theatre" including an introduction to an overview of the book and expectations for the lessons.
1) Class Discussion - Introduce the class to the book and author. "Towards a Poor Theatre" is a collection of essays, interviews, and exercises based on the work of Jerzy Grotowski at his Laboratory Theatre in the 1960s...
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