Object

Title: Religious event as a time machine. On creative power of performance in transforming city space

Creator:

Baraniecka-Olszewska, Kamila

Date issued/created:

2016

Resource Type:

Article

Subtitle:

Journal of Urban Ethnology 14 (2016)

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

24 cm

Abstract:

The article explores the potential within Polish Passion play performances for creating and evoking meanings of a particular city space. It shows that in some particular cases Easter plays can be seen as time machines which transfer the believers into the past, to ancient Jerusalem. Simultaneously, they bring the past into the present by interweaving past meanings into the play. In each of the described Passion plays, however, it is the sacral meanings ascribed to the place in which the play is enacted that enable the believers to make this particular journey in time. Paying special attention to the concepts of creativity and performativity associated with performance theory, the author considers the possibility of creating ancient Jerusalem on stage by means of performance and reviews the particular role of Passion plays in creating contemporary “urban Golgothas” actively enacted in two communities of Poland

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Relation:

Journal of Urban Ethnology

Volume:

14

Start page:

221

End page:

234

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:61713 ; 1429-0618

Source:

click here to follow the link ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 714 ; IAiE PAN, call no. P 1505

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

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