Other Literary Forms
Tadeusz Kantor was best known in the West as a theater director because of his avant-garde, highly unusual and individualized productions. His career, however, touched on many other aspects of the arts. He originally studied painting and achieved a reputation as a painter; he then gained extensive recognition as a creator/director of “happenings” in the 1960’s and 1970’s and wrote several free-verse tracts or “manifestos” on his theories of the theater. In addition to the areas of expertise already listed, Kantor’s work in graphics, stage design, and costume design was internationally recognized.