Actors

Actors

Beata Paluch

Beata Paluch

A graduate of the Acting Department of the Ludwik Solski Academy for the Dramatic Arts in Kraków (1984).
1 September 1984 – The Stary Theatre, Kraków

An actress of many moods, from subtle lyricism to ruthlessness, gifted with grace and a natural vis comica, with a beautiful voice and a delicate and unusual sort of beauty. She has created several dozen quite varied roles on the stage of the Stary Theatre – from lovers, comical soubrettes, and tragic figures, to multidimensional roles in avant-garde theatrical productions. She has worked with Andrzej Wajda, Jerzy Jarocki, Jerzy Grzegorzewski, Tadeusz Bradecki, Rudolf Zioło, and Marek Fiedor. In his “Subjective List of Theater Actors,” Jacek Sieradzki called her a ‘champion’, writing: ‘In “The Dismissal of the Greek Envoys” directed by Michał Zadara she played Helena – the casus belli of the Trojan War, aged, graying, resigned, shamed, down on her knees. It is a focused and consistent role, a self-contained etude in a performance that is stylistically non-cohesive.’ In another Zadara staging – Racine’s “Phèdre” – she created the formal and introverted character of Ismena. In the character of G (Groupie) in Jan Klata’s “The Road to Damascus”, she proved her remarkable vocal technique and masterful formal discipline.
For Weronika Szczawińska’s highly ironic, eccentric rendering of “Genius in a Turtleneck” she created the character of Metatesiophobe. ‘ “I would prefer not to”, sings Beata Paluch, elegantly and picturesquely rolling about the floor in a sapphire gown. But what would she prefer not to do? Would she prefer not to hear the archival opinions of her roles – opinions in which we recognize extracts from reviews of Swinarski’s plays? Would she prefer not to because today they sound old-fashioned, alluding to a world that no longer exists?’, Joanna Targoń wrote of this role.

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