Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk is 10 years old
PR dla Zagranicy
A wide range of events is being held in the northern Polish port of Gdańsk this weekend to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Shakespeare Theatre in the city.
Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk. Photo: Dawid Linkowski (www.teatrszekspirowski.pl) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Events include exhibitions of posters, photographs, costumes and props documenting the first decade of the theatre, as well as the unveiling of ten multi-media installations designed by students of the city’s Fine Arts Academy for the vicinity of the theatre building.
The history of the Shakespeare Theatre in Gdańsk goes back to the early 1990s, when Jerzy Limon, a theatre historian and scholar, discovered traces of a Shakespearean playhouse in the city which resembled the Fortune Theatre in London.
In the 17th century, Gdańsk was an important merchant centre and had a substantial British presence. Historical documents indicate there were numerous visits to Gdańsk by English actors.
The theatre hosts an annual Shakespeare Festival, which brings together companies from across the world.