Theater: Grotowski's Seminar

One of the most striking aspects of the visit to the U.S. of Jerzy Grotowski and his Polish Laboratory Theater is that it has forced drama critics to think about the nature of theater. The audience for the final play of a three-play series was limited to 40 people. This means that opening night was virtually a seminar in drama for the first-string critics of New York.

The plays that followed The Constant Prince (TIME, Oct. 24) were Akropolis and Apocalypsis cum Figuris. Akropolis contains a staggering irony in its title, for it is actually about Auschwitz. The title is an implicit...

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