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