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In the last two decades the theatre in Poland is interested in constructing narrative identity, in creating stories of people and places, which are usually an alternative to the official history. On one hand, it is connected with the contemporary memorial boom, and on the other - it arises from the need to appreciate up locality. To the same extent it is a response to the globalization as it is to the expectations of members of local communities having their own story, connected with the place of their live. Many theatres introduce to their repertoires performances referring to the local context, space and local inhabitants. Some of them treat the locality as a kind of communicational strategy with the local audience. Good example of this is Teatr Zagłębia in Sosnowiec, which is very active in the field of creating local mythology and identity. The article discusses in particular two titles: Korzeniec - referring to the beginnings of the city and Czerwone Zagłębie - which recalls the twentieth-century local history. For the analysis of Teatr Zagłębia activities it is useful to reach for the memorial concept of John Assmann and traditions invented, by Eric Hibsbawm.
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