chapter  4
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INTERVIEW WITH GROTOWSKI

ByRichard Schechner, Theodore Hoffman

SCHECHNER: You often talk about the "artistic ethic," what it means to live the artistic life.

GROTOWSKI: During the course I did not use the word "ethic," but nevertheless at the heart of what I said there was an ethical attitude. Why didn't I use the word "ethic"? People who talk about ethics usually want to impose a certain kind of hypocrisy on others, a system of gestures and behavior that serves as an ethic. Jesus Christ suggested ethical duties, but despite the fact that he had miracles at his disposal, he did not succeed in improving mankind. Then why renew his effort?