Jerzy Limon: Scholar and Man of Theatre, in the Memories of Friends
International online meeting on 24 April
1.30 pm CET / 12.30 pm BST / 7.30 am EDT
This event is part of William Shakespeare’s 457th Birthday Celebrations at the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and “Jerzy Limon/Prospero” discussion dedicated to the life of Professor Jerzy Limon who passed away in March 2021. The discussion initiates a series of debates entitled: “The Helplessness of a Philosopher”. Professor Jerzy Limon was the creator and Director of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, author, translator, literary and theatre scholar of international repute.
At two consecutive round tables, friends and colleagues of Professor Limon will share memories and discuss the importance of his work as a man of theatre and Renaissance scholar.
Programme: 24th April 2021
The event will be introduced by Boika Sokolova and Janice Valls-Russell.
1.30 – 2.45 pm CET Jerzy Limon—Man of Theatre
Chair: Nicoleta Cinpoes
Participants: Alicja Bral, Grzegorz Bral, Javor Gardev, Philip Parr, Luk Perceval, Joanna Śnieżko-Misterek
2.45 – 3.00 pm CET Break
3.00 – 4.45 pm CET Jerzy Limon—The Scholar
Chair: Marta Gibińska
Participants: Michael Dobson, Pavel Drabek, Jay Halio , Peter Holland, Marta Nowicka, Manfred Pfister, George Szonyi, Tomasz Wiśniewski
The discussion will be transmitted on the YouTube and Facebook profiles of the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre, and available in English only.
Organiser: Gdański Teatr Szekspirowski
Nicoleta Cinpoeş – Worcester University, UK
Marta Gibinska – Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Boika Sokolova – The University of Notre Dame (USA) in England
Janice Valls-Russell – Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Paul Valéry University of Montpellier (UPVM), France
Tomasz Wiśniewski – University of Gdansk, Poland