Heart of Practice is a unique and invaluable insight into the workings of one of theatre?s true pioneers, presented by his closest collaborator. This book charts the development of Grotowski?s dramatic research through a decade of conversations with his apprentice, Thomas Richards.
Tuscany?s ?Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards? is the enduring legacy of a master teacher, director and theorist, and home to much of Grotowski?s most significant work. Interviewed by leading scholars, and offering his own intimate accounts, Richards gives a vivid and detailed view of the Workcenter?s evolution, providing:
- concrete illustration of the Workcenter?s distinctive creative practices
- rigorous discussion of over twenty years of world-renowned research
- previously unpublished performance photos
- privileged insight into what Grotowski considered to be the culmination of his life?s work.