Grotowski‘´s Poor Theatre: An Experiment in Theatre


  • Dr. Bipin Chandra Uniyal, Assistant Professor English Head Dept. of English Bal Ganga Degree College Sendul, Kemar Tehri Garhwal, Uttrakhand, India



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This research paper is about Grotowski‘´s  poor theatre. Before Grotowski‘´s there were many theatre, but these theatre were not suitable for Grotowski‘´s purpose. Before Grotowski‘´s theatre there were Schechner‘´s Environmental theatre, Stainslavaski‘´s  Experimental theatre, Meyerhold‘´s  Avant-grade theatre, Alexander Tiraov‘´s  Kamerney theatre, Brecht‘´s Epic theatre, Judith Malina and Tulian Beck‘´s Living theatre, Bread and Puppet theatre by Peter Schumana. During the 1960‘´s a voice of deploration came by a number of persons, who demanded the abandonment of every element of the theatre borrowed from other media and not really required. This leading exponent was Jerzy Grotowski‘´s Poor theatre.


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How to Cite

Chandra Uniyal, D. B. (2019). Grotowski‘´s Poor Theatre: An Experiment in Theatre. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 7(12), 14.