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Article title

"Kartoteka", czyli bohaterka

Title variants
"The Index Card", or a Heroine
Languages of publication
The premiere of "The Card Index" (26th March 1960) directed by WandaLaskowska is the starting point for the analysis that leads in three directions,the first being a generational narrative that is built into the drama and excludesany feminine experience, the second – a historical narrative of the Polish People’s Republic period in which the presence of female directors seems to nothave been noted sufficiently, and finally the third is the process of introducingvanguard drama onto the Polish stages after 1956, which was not as easy as isgenerally thought. Repertory novelties, from Brecht to Witkacy, were introduced into theatre mostly by female directors, who took the artistic and political risks it involved. The category of “generation” brought up in the context o "fThe Card Index" – a subject of lively discussion provoked by productions of theplay in the next decades as well – prompts one to ask whether Hero could be,or could have been, Heroine instead and how the female subject was portrayedin the arts, cinema especially, of Polish People’s Republic period.
Physical description
  • Instytut Sztuki Polskiej Akademii Nauk
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