Towards a Poor Theatre - The Constant Prince, and He Wasn't Entirely Himself, and Methodical Exploration Summary & Analysis

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The Constant Prince, and He Wasn't Entirely Himself, and Methodical Exploration Summary and Analysis

The Constant Prince: Calderon's classic play is given a new vision by Grotowski, a sort of "musical variation to the original musical theme." The play is staged low, and the spectators are seated high around it, on all sides, resembling something between "an arena and an operating-theatre." The Prince himself wears a white shirt, to symbolize purity, with his torturers/detractors wearing togas and top-boots, to symbolize arrogance in their authority and power. The Prince is subject to the violence and torment of the people, finally dying at the hands of this chaotic mob, and in this he is "offering himself to the truth as if in an act of love." In this play, Grotowski's theory of the stage is validated...

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