Wiesław Cichy, Marek Kocot, Wrocław, Poland

The actors have come hither

SzekspirOFF / PERFORMANCE / 1H10

The year 2020 is for actors and the theatre a year of trial. On the one hand, it is art that has actually helped us to survive the spring lockdown. On the other hand, on the list of people’s needs, theatre is far from the forefront, and a visit to the theatre with existing sanitary restrictions is for audiences an act of true and honest courage, proof of unlimited love. For us, provincial actors, “The actors have come hither” is an opportunity to measure up to Shakespearean monologues. It is a mirror in which we can observe ourselves. It is a diagnosis of our environment. It is a fear for the future of our theatre, which we are trying to name. The plays which inspired us are “Hamlet”, “Coriolanus”, “Julius Caesar”, “Henry IV”, “A midsummer night’s dream” and also Wojciech Bogusławski’s handbook for actors, “Mimika” [“Facial expression”].


directing and actors: Wiesław Cichy, Marek Kocot
premiere: 26.11.2020, 24th Gdańsk Shakespeare Festival




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