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PKF 6A/76

Tadeusz Kantor, The Dead Class

Reportage devoted to the spectacle The Dead Class directed by Tadeusz Kantor at the Cricot 2 theatre in Cracow in 1975, featuring the actors of the theatre, including Maria Stangret-Kantor, who can be seen in the first row of benches of the eponymous “class.”

The characters are elderly people who return to their youth days – to the school class. The mannequins visible on their backs are figures that depict themselves in the childhood. The Dead Class unfolds in a space between personal individual history and “grand history.” The spectacle is situated on the territory that stretches between the impossible return to the childhood and school years as well as broader historical references, such as the outbreak of World War II.

The Dead Class is recognised as one of the most prominent theatre directing achievements of Tadeusz Kantor, an outstanding avant-garde artist and theatre reformer. Present on the stage alongside the actors, the artist plays an active role in shaping the spectacle in real time.

PKF 6A/76

Komentarz: Mirosław Chrzanowski
Lektor: Krzysztof Świętochowski
Zdjęcia: Henryk Makarewicz
Opracowanie dźwiękowe: Ryszard Sulewski
Montaż: Irena Jasińska-Wrona
Numer tematu: 5
Osoba: Tadeusz Kantor (malarz, grafik, reżyser, scenograf), Maria Stangret-Kantor (aktorka Teatru Cricot 2, pisarka), Krzysztof Miklaszewski (aktor, publicysta, reżyser filmów dokumentalnych), Roman Siwulak (malarz, aktor, pedagog), Zofia Kalińska (aktorka), Andrzej Wełmiński (aktor), Maria Górecka (aktorka), Bogdan Grzybowicz (aktor), Mira Rychlicka (aktorka), Zbigniew Bednarczyk (aktor), Czesław Łodyński (aktor), Lila Krasicka (aktorka), Jan Książek (aktor), Zbigniew Gostomski (malarz, fotografik, aktor), Stanisław Rychlicki (aktor)
Zdarzenie: spektakl „Umarła klasa”
Czas akcji: 1976
Miejsce akcji: Kraków
Produkcja: Wytwórnia Filmów Dokumentalnych (Warszawa)
Prawa: WFDiF
Format dźwięku: mono
Format klatki: 4:3
System koloru: czarno-biały

Year: 1976
Duration: 2'07"
Language: Polish

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