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The Bard for modern times

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Roberto Galea 29.07.2015 16:55
  • The Bard for modern times
The Shakespeare Festival opens its 19th edition on 31 July in Gdańsk on the Baltic coast.
Photo: Gdansk Shakespeare TheatrePhoto: Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre

The festival is one of its kind in Poland and one of the largest in the whole world. Its organizers – the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre and Theatrum Gedanense Foundation – each year present the greatest Shakespearean plays performed by theatres from around the world in renditions which are very often described as shocking and have little in common with the classic interpretation of the works of the bard.

“We concentrate on Shakespeare, although continental productions of Shakespeare very often turn away from the tradition and they do not pay too much respect to Shakespeare’s text, sometimes altering the original beyond recognition,” Professor Jerzy Limon, the director of the festival told Agnieszka Bielawska.

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