I think Kantor is not for everybody, but he was one of a kind for sure.
Oh, for sure. The first time I saw dead Class I thought, what the hell is this garbage...?
I think Grots work is important from an actors point of view, for the discipline and dedication. The trouble is later it gets too unreachable. This makes people think it's oh-so-mystic. Who was the actor, by the way?
Personally, I think a lot of non-mainstream Polish theatre suffers from being too reliant on Grot and kantor. I've seen a number of shows using similar techniques, ugly scenes, 'grotesque' acting styles etc which seem to be the norm.
a little tedious.
Likewise, I saw a production of Non-Divine Comedy, a classic of Polish romanticism. It was ludicrous. I told a friend abot it and she asked, "Was it like when the English try to do radical Shakespeare". It was.