POLSH 320 A: Introduction To Contemporary Polish Culture

Contemporary Polish Theater
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Meets GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
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M W 14:30-16:20
JHN 111

Why are Polish theater directors stars of the most important international festivals? Why has Polish theater become one of the most interesting phenomena in European culture? Are there any successors of Jerzy Grotowski or Tadeusz Kantor in contemporary Polish theater? During this course we will watch and analyze recordings of works of such theater directors as Krystian Lupa, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Grzegorz Jarzyna and try to reconstruct the difficult evolution of Polish theater during the last twenty years. We will discuss the political and economic factors that shaped it in a new reality following the overthrow of the communist government in 1989. All recordings used during the course have English subtitles.

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Overview of contemporary Polish culture: literature (prose, poetry, and drama), film (feature, documentary, and video art), music (classical, jazz, and rock), theatre, art, and architecture, as well as an introduction to the cultural life in Poland in the twenty-first century. Offered: AW.

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