“It is necessary to recover the primeval force of the shock taking place at the moment when opposite a man (the viewer) there stood for the first time a man (the actor) deceptively similar to us, yet at the same time infinitely foreign, beyond an impassable barrier.”

Tadeuzs Kantor

For more information and references about Tadeuzs Kantor, here there are a pair of citations that worth a look.

I hope they will be as useful and illustrative for you as they’ve been for me.


  1. “Tadeuzs Kantor life and work”, Culture.pl, accessed 17 august, 2016, http://culture.pl/en/artist/tadeusz-kantor
  2.  Kobialka, Michal. “The Writings of Tadeusz Kantor 1956-1985.” The Drama Review: TDR 30, no. 3 (1986): 114-76.


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