On Tuesday, 28th November at 7.00 p.m. we will meet on an event devoted to “the fourth Bard” – Stanisław Wyspiański. The meeting in Krakow – the city which had become a space for his work as a whole will take place in the seat of the Jagiellonian Club at 34, Main Market Square.
Stanisław Wyspiański – „the fourth bard”? A versatile artist, gifted with extraordinary sensitivity. Different from Mickiewicz, Słowacki and Norwid. His output is not easy to categorise, there is no way to compare it to the works of the three poets mentioned above – he equals them in his greatness, yet remains different from them.
Everybody has read Wesele (The Wedding), maybe only once at school, maybe another time later, yet does this superficial knowledge of Stanisław Wyspiański’s works shed even a faint light on his output? Don’t we get fascinated with the author of Noc Listopadowa (November Night) automatically, before we even become familiar with him? The life and work of this complete artist cannot be limited to closing his person in one and only form: a playwright,a poet, a painter, a designer or an architect.
The forthcoming meeting of a Night of the Book series will be devoted to the opening of the biography of this remarkable figure, a colourful bird of his époque. The meeting will host two excellent specialists: Professor Włodzimierz Szturc – a theatre and drama historian and an expert on the 19thcentury literature, associated with the Jagiellonian University and Szymon Budzyk – Krakow actor and director of e.g. Noc Listopadowa based on the text by Wyspiański. He has currently been working on restoring Warszawianka (The Varsovian Anthem) by Wyspiański in the Theatre Odwrócony.
The Night of the Book: Wyspiański event is a part of the Night of the Book project ran by the Jagiellonian Club since 2015 and granted the patronage of Krakow UNESCO City of Literature. The Night of the Book as an initiative was taken as a response to the alarming decrease in reading among the Poles, which could have been observed over the past years. Through organizing meetings with the authors, urban actions, and discussions on literature, the Night of the Book opens it up, looks for a place in the contemporary world for it and proves that it is able to answer the issues and needs of today’s world. The project promotes literature and good reading attitudes in other cities as well: in Katowice, Poznań and Wrocław.
However, on 28th November we would like to invite you to Krakow – in the Jagiellonian Club at 34 Main Market Square, starting from 7.00 p.m. we shall be reading and discussing all night long!
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