The article presents a comparison of three stage productions of 'Forefathers' Eve', different artistically and in their ideological concepts, by Jerzy Grotowski, Konrad Swinarski and Jerzy Grzegorzewski. There is an aesthetic and intellectual dialogue between the three outstanding stage producers and the national greatest drama; the way in which the art and the ideological polyphony in Mickiewicz's work are translated into theatrical aesthetics and different reinterpretations of the meanings, making the issues still valid, as well as presentation of the spiritual condition of the Polish society. The clash of those various shows, created in various times, allowed to depict how romanticism functions in the theater, and to spot the changes in comprehension of drama-theatre relations. Presentation of extraordinary theatrical visions and the exchange of viewpoints between the artists revealed the role of theatrical works in creation of the national tradition.
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