Wednesday, April 20


The theatre, when it was still part of religion, was already theatre: it liberated the spiritual energy of the congregation or tribe by incorporating myth and profaning or rather transcending it. The spectator thus had a renewed awareness of his personal truth in the truth of the myth, and through fright and a sense of the sacred he came to catharsis.

-- Jerzy Grotowski Towards a Poor Theatre
Translated by T.K.Wiewlorowski