Shakespeare and Poland celebrates Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare’s plays. The two-week festival embraces live theatre, film, illustration, music and song. It includes a visit from the remarkable Song of the Goat Theatre Company with a rare opportunity to see their Songs of Lear.
The festival also marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the extraordinary Polish playwright, director and painter, Stanislaw Wyspianski. The festival includes a world premiere of his one-woman Death of Ophelia and the publication of the first ever English translation of his seminal work, Hamlet Study.
The festival is presented with the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, the Polish Cultural Institute, the Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, the National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw, the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, Song of the Goat Theatre, Wrocław, the Polish Book Institute and His Excellency Arkady Rzegocki, the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, and Mrs Jolanta Rzegocka.