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The sixteen essays collected in "The Theater of Essence" define the point of view of one of the most influential theater critics of our time. Jan Kott's subjects extend from Tadeusz Borowski, Ibsen, Ionesco, and Gogol to Bunraku theater in Japan, Yiddish theater in New York, and Grotowski's theater in Poland.

Theater of Essence 1986, Northwestern University Press

ISBN-13: 9780810106659

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Theater of Essence 1984, Northwestern University Press, Evanston

ISBN-13: 9780810106642