The 22nd Gdansk Shakespeare Festival

10 days with Shakespeare
in Gdańsk

27th July – 5th August


28 July 2017

The European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) biennial Conference ‘Shakespeare and European Theatrical Cultures: AnAtomizing Text and Stage’ takes place on 27–30 July 2017 in Gdansk. ESRA Shakespeare Conference 2017 will focus in particular on the theatrical cultures, using a special relationship with the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and Festival – but it will also be open to a variety of theoretical, critical and creative approaches.
The Conference Organisers are University of Gdańsk, The Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre.

The Conference is held entirely in English.

There are some OPEN EVENTS of the conference, available to Festival’s audience:

PLENARY LECTURES at the University of Gdańsk
Law and Administration Faculty, Bażyńskiego 6, Main Lecture Hall

28 JULY 2017 / 11.00 A.M.
Forgetting Shakespeare performance
Prof. Peter Holland

29 JULY 2017 / 11.00 A.M.
Hard Hearts and Coronets: Anatomizing Resistance and Community with Shakespeare Now
Prof. Diana Henderson

30 JULY 2017 / 11.00 A.M.
Shakespeare’s curtain.
The stage revealed or the stage re-veiled?
Prof. Małgorzata Grzegorzewska

IN CONVERSATION at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre (Archeo)
28 JULY 2017 / 9.00 P.M.
Open debate between
Prof. Paul Allain and Grzegorz Bral

SHAKESCENE at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre
30 JULY 2017 / 7:00 P.M.
Jan Klata about his experience with Shakespeare

More information: ESRA2017.EU

The enclosed photos were made during the ESRA Opening at the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre at 27 July 2017. Photos by Dawid Linkowski.

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27 July 2017

The Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival starts today with “Island” directed by Grzegorz Bral, performed by actors and dancers of the Song of the Goat Theatre. Exclusively in Gdańsk we will see on stage the performance choreographer Iván Pérez Avilés!.

There will be a Q&A meeting after the performance at 8:15 p.m. with the participation of Grzegorz Bral and Iván Pérez Avilés!

The enclosed photos were made during press rehearsal by Dawid Linkowski.

Moreover, at 9pm there will be the first open event of international ESRA conference – with the participation of Grzegorz Bral – “In conversation” debate with Prof. Paul Allain. The event is in English only.

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25 July 2017

The audience prize will be awarded by holders of 2017 ShakespeareOFF limited season tickets. You may be one of them!

ShakespeareOFF – the alternative element of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival continues with its competition formula. Twenty-two theatre companies will participate from Poland, Great Britain, Romania, Slovakia and Belgium. The performances will take place on eight different stages in Gdańsk and Sopot.

The competition productions will be judged by the ShakespeareOFF jury: Jacek Głomb from the Modrzejewska Theatre in Legnica, Romuald Wicza-Pokojski from the Miniatura Theatre in Gdańsk and
theatre critic, Jacek Wakar. A prize will also be awarded by the journalists of the Festival gazette, „Shakespeare Daily”.

Moreover there will be the AUDIENCE PRIZE – awarded by holders of 2017 ShakespeareOFF limited season tickets. The season tickets at 200 zł are available at GTS Box Office, open daily on 13:00 – 20:00.

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