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Tadeusz Kantor’s ‘I Shall Never Return’ – DVD

The performance “Nigdy tu już nie powrócę’ (I Shall Never Return) was filmed by A. Sapija in February 1990 for Television Theatre during the Cricot 2 guest performances in the “Stodola” Students’ Club in Warsaw. The critics considered the play to be Tadeusz Kantor’s artistic biography. The performance stars Kantor as ‘I – In Person’ who talks about his life and art while the characters from his previous plays meet on the stage.

 

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‘I Shall Never Return’ was the last play which Kantor finished, and the last of his works presented with his participation.

‘I Shall Never Return’ / ‘Nigdy tu już nie powrócę’ is a collage made from memories – scenes, characters and props once used in Kantor’s theatre. The actors set up desks that don’t have anything to do with The Dead Class and create a kind of waiting room. During the performance, the actors change roles so that the artists can invoke Kantor’s wartime realization of Wyspiański’s play The Return of Odysseus / Powrót Odysa.

The international co-production ‘I Shall Never Return’ premiered in Milan on 23rd April, 1988. For the first time, Kantor decided not only to be on stage (which he had done before) but to be a fully-fledged actor. He played the part of ‘I – in person’. His recorded voice sounded from a speaker resembling a street loudspeaker, and the play opened with the words:

In a moment I will enter
a shabby and disreputable
pub.
I’ve been walking to it for a long time.
At nights.
Sleepless.
I’ve been going to a meeting,
I don’t know with whom, either with phantoms or with people.
In the beginning Kantor shares the stage only with the Pub Owner, who is cleaning the tables, the Barefooted Harlot, who is cleaning the floor, and the dozing Priest from Wielopole.

Additional information

Weight0.250 kg
Dimensions18.8 x 14.2 x 1 cm
Production company

Telewizja Polska

Year

1990

Subtitles

English

Duration

81 min

Sound

Dolby Digital 2.0 Polish language

Format

DVD, box set

PAL

colour

Aspect Ratio

4:3

Region

0

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