Just a short train ride from Warsaw are two contrasting cities that lie only a stone’s throw apart.
With July 14th marking the 150th anniversary of the capital’s Teatr Letni w Ogrodzie Saskim, TFN takes a look back at his brief 70-year history, before Hitler’s bombs completely destroyed it.
The report by Eurostat shows that Poland out-spent countries such as Italy, France, Spain and the UK, proportionally, on cultural services including supporting national monuments, funding for museums, theatres and art programmes.
Talking directly to the camera the actors from The Theatre 21 in Warsaw read comments found on social media about how the lockdown has curtailed such delights for ‘normal’ people as travel to exotic destinations, trips to music festivals and parties.
In the 2020-2021 season, the Warsaw-based Teatr 21 (Theatre 21) will begin cooperation with the Muencher Kammerspiele, one of Germany's most important theatres.
Ali Shams was stunned to find that plays by Polish writer Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz, who he believes was one of the most influential theatrical figures of the 20th century, hadn’t been translated into Persian – so he decided to change that with three classics.
The footage shot between 1984 and 1990 shows avant grade master Kantor in both rehearsals as well as the final show itself and will be screened later this month at an event called “European: Tadeusz Kantor”.
Taking to the internet can help keep theatres alive and provide museums with an opportunity to reach out to new audiences.
The prize which goes to the most talented and up-and-coming actresses and actors includes among its recipients box office gems such as Carey Mulligan (The Great Gatsby, Mudbound), Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl, Tomb Raider) and Riz Ahmed (The Sisters Brothers, Rouge One).
The theatre will also provide wedding guests and entertainment as part of a performance based on Wyspiański’s ‘The Wedding’.