Theater: Love Play in Braille

The contemporary theater is undergoing both an identity crisis and a crisis of survival. It is trying to rediscover its pre-verbal origins, and it is trying to isolate what it is that theater can uniquely do that films and television cannot do. This has led in two directions, one sacred, the other profane, both of which, like diastolic and systolic pressures, have always been at the heart of theater. With Jerzy Grotowski and the Polish Laboratory Theater, the emphasis is on the sacred, on a lacerating spiritual intensity, a stripping to the soul....

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