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„Coraz to nowe pytania”. Aspekty polityczne w najnowszych sztukach Caryl Churchill
“The Questions Never End”: Political Aspects in the New Plays of Caryl Churchill

Author(s): Aleksandra Kamińska
Subject(s): Theatre, Dance, Performing Arts
Published by: Instytut im. Jerzego Grotowskiego
Keywords: Churchill; Caryl; political theater; formal experiments; spontaneous responses to contemporaneous political events; playwrights; dramatic works

Summary/Abstract: A presentation of the later dramatic works of British author Caryl Churchill. Aleksandra Kamińska begins by outlining the views and consistent standpoint of this author who is counted among the most important creators of political theater. Analyzing Churchill's various plays in terms of their current relevance (often they were written as spontaneous responses to contemporaneous political events), the critic points out the aesthetic vein of her theater. She notes that Churchill's formal experiments have inspired a younger generation of playwrights, including artists who are not involved in political theater.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 124
  • Page Range: 55-61
  • Page Count: 7
  • Language: Polish