How to Lift the Curse? Oliver Frljić and the Poles

Agata Adamiecka-Sitek
Agata Adamiecka’s article is devoted to Oliver Frljić’s affective The Curse, a play of unprecedented social impact in the post-transformation history of theater in Poland. Adamiecka chiefly focuses on the closing scene, where a wooden cross is cut down and a noose is hung around a plaster figure of John Paul II, as the clearest acts of symbolic violence, through which the artists affectively work on the audience, simultaneously showing themes that are most powerful...

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  • 2021

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  • Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw