Called the Leonardo da Vinci of Poland, Wyspiański was a playwright, poet, painter, stained-glass artist and theatre designer. His one-act play The Death of Ophelia (1905) and his Hamlet Study (1904) have been translated into English for the first time especially for the Festival and to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.
The evening will include a semi-staged performance of The Death of Ophelia with extracts from Hamlet Study, read by Globe actors.
Dariusz Kocinski will join translators Barbara Bogoczek and Tony Howard, and provide an introduction to the life and works of the extraordinary artist in a discussion chaired by Patrick Spottiswoode.
The two-week festival embraces live theatre, film, illustration, music and song. Shakespeare and Poland celebrates Poland’s particular affinity and fascination with Shakespeare’s plays.
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