We use cookies to make sure our website better meets your expectations.
You can adjust your web browser's settings to stop accepting cookies. For further information, read our cookie policy.
SEARCH
IN Warsaw
Exchange Rates
Warsaw Stock Exchange - Indices
The Warsaw Voice » Society » December 21, 2011
MEDIA
You have to be logged in to use the ReadSpeaker utility and listen to a text. It's free-of-charge. Just log in to the site or register if you are not registered user yet.
TV Theater Live Again
December 21, 2011   
Article's tools:
Print

After a hiatus of almost five decades, public broadcaster TVP has started to screen live television theater again.

In October, the TVP1 channel aired a production of Glorious!, by British playwright Peter Quilter, as it was performed live at Warsaw’s Polonia Theater under the title Boska. Andrzej Domalik directed the production and top Polish actress Krystyna Janda played the role of Florence Foster Jenkins—an American woman who in real life became known as the world’s worst opera singer.

The camera also showed the actors as they prepared to step into their characters’ skin in the dressing room.

Before the show, TVP launched a special website where viewers could watch the performance via several cameras following the actors as they performed live.

“We hope this form of watching theatrical performances will be of interest to all those who spend a lot of time surfing the internet,” said TVP’s Marcin Oziewicz, director of the iTVP HD center. “This atypical way of showing theater may become a new attractive form of high- culture consumption.”

More than 50 years ago, most of TVP’s television theater shows were broadcast live as the actors performed in the television studio. With time, however, this approach was gradually abandoned in favor of a safer method based on using pre-recorded and edited material.

TVP produced more than 4,000 television theater shows and broadcast them live in those days. The first, Okno w lesie (Window in the Woods), was aired on Nov. 6, 1953—just a year after television was launched in Poland—from a television studio on Warsaw’s Ratuszowa Street.

TVP CEO Juliusz Braun said the Boska broadcast was “a landmark event” because “up to now no television broadcaster in Poland undertook to make internet users part of the high-culture audience. With this project, the Polish public television broadcaster proves that it is innovative and open to new audiences.”

TVP plans more live television theater shows in the near future, executives said.
© The Warsaw Voice 2010-2018
E-mail Marketing Powered by SARE