• Marek Piasecki, Miron Białoszewski Theatre: Stanisław Wyspiański\'s The Wedding, 1961

Piasecki was a documentarian of Miron Białoszewski theater. The theater was active in Warsaw in the years 1955-1963, first in Tarczyńskiej Street and after 1958, known as Separate Theater in Białoszewski’s private apartment at Dąbrowskiego Square. Białoszewski theater was a unique phenomenon, precursory to the later searches for the untraditional theater. Tolerated by the authorities, he functioned outside of the official “nationalized” culture, attracting audiences with its extraordinary atmosphere. In his poetics, he combined improvised backyard plays and the aesthetics of a marketplace with Greek choir, erudite references to unorthodoxically read historical tragedy. The plot developed by use of linguistic associations, puns and plays of images and sounds – Białoszewski emphasized the musicality of the text, which was often partly spoken and partly sung. The arbitrary treatment of the text, characters and the poetic abbreviations was reflected in the provisionality of the stage design. The same props – objects of everyday use, kitchen appliances – took on various roles or replaced the actors, leaving room for the audience to use their imagination.

Year: 1961
Medium: black-and-white photography
Format: 15,9×23,8 cm

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Asymetria
Index: MSN: 4300-42-6/2012
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

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