This book is a compendium of texts by international authors which reflect on Tadeusz Kantor's art in a broad range of contexts. The studies include works of prominent art historians, theatrologists and artists. The present revisiting of Kantor's artistic oeuvre reflects a contemporary historiographic approach. The authors place value on individual memory and consider contemporary art outside the traditional boundaries of particular artistic genres. The studies employ the latest strategies for researching theatrical performance as automous statements, without a literary anchor. Thanks to this approach, the eschatological and historical issues, crucial to the sphere of reference of Kantor's Theatre of Death, have acquired a new presence - as art that liberates thinking in the here-and-w.
Katarzyna Fazan is Assistant Professor at the Jagiellonian University and the L. Solski State Drama School in Krakow. Anna R. Burzynska, PhD, is a lecturer in Theatre Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Marta Brys is a postgraduate in Theatre Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.