We present here 25 years of the Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk (1997–2021) together with its precursor, the Shakespeare Days (1993–1996). We have given voice to people who have co-created this theatrical feast – with the help of the Muses. In this bilingual, Polish-English publication, there are 72 texts, including 68 reminiscences (full of reflection, anecdotes, echoes) of the organisers and workers of the Theatrum Gedanense Foundation and the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre and their collaborators, the Golden Yorick Competition and ShakespeareOFF jurors, the volunteers, and also the Festival guests, including directors, actors, visual artists, theatrologists, critics and the audiences themselves. There are texts about the pogramme and organisation of Festival and concept of the building of the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre. In the appendix, among other things, is a list of performances from all editions of the Festival.
Participants of a meeting: Łukasz Drewniak, Joanna Kwiatkowska, Katarzyna Lemańska, Anna Ratkiewicz, Joanna Śnieżko-Misterek, moderated by: Anna Szynkaruk-Zgirska